[OSM-talk] Wiki project: Article about the standard layer, with key
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Mon Apr 20 13:45:42 UTC 2015
On 20 April 2015 at 13:27, Wuzzy <wuzzy2 at mail.ru> wrote:
> I have created a wiki page about the Standard layer found on
> Here it is:
Thanks for that!
I think Andy was also trying to create an updated map key, but I'm not
sure if he's still working on it. He used software he created for that
> Here are two goals of this wiki page:
> 1) Concentrate on user's view, not mapper's view
> 2) Give a brief description of the Standard layer and other information
> of intererest.
> 3) Document all the map colors, symbols and lines. Also known as “key”.
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I think it would be good not to duplicate too much information.
> There are the following challenges:
> - I want to have the pure, unaltered icons in their original size. Many
> icons I found in the wiki are pretty outdated.
Everything you need is in
> - If possible, the icons should be stored as uniform as possible in the
> wiki. It looks ugly if all the icons are displayed in different sizes
I'm not sure what you mean by that, do the icons above help?
> - Documenting all the non-obvious stuff about the layer, such as that
> private access things are drawn semi-transparent, etc.
Would be useful indeed, I'm afraid you'd need to read the source code for that.
> - Keeping this whole thing up to date
Yes, that would be the largest challenge. Perhaps a pseudo-automated
solution, such as legendary, would be the easiest to keep things up to
> You can help by:
> - Extending the key
> - Give advice if you know more about the inner workings of the Standard
> - Uploading missing icons into the wiki
> - Updating outdated icons in the wiki
> - Adding more general information about this layer
I don't really have time to actively contribute to updating the page,
but I'm happy to help with any questions you might have (I'm one of
the maintainers of the Standard style).
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