[OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap Carto v2.33.0 release

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Sat Aug 15 02:27:11 UTC 2015

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OpenStreetMap Carto 2.33.0 has been released. This release focuses on
cartographic style improvements, but the release notes also include 2.32.0.

The biggest changes are

- A randomized symbology for forests for natural=wood and landuse=forest
   #1728 #1242

   A long time in the works, this improvement has finally landed. The two
   tags were merged - they are indistinguishable to the data consumer.[1]
   A randomized symbology was first suggested by SK53[2] at SOTM-EU 2014,
   and this feature would not have happened without his extensive research,
   or imagico's tools for creating an irregular but uniformly distributed
   and periodic dot pattern[3]

- Rendering minor roads and service rail later for mid-zoom clarity
   #1682 #1692 #1676 #1647

   As all residential, unclassified, and service roads in a city became
   mapped the rendered view became over-crowded, bloblike, and difficult
   to read.

- Unification of footway/path and rendering surface of them

   The mess that is highway=path is well-known[4], and it is necessary
   to do some kind of processing as a data consumer. A distinction is
   now made between paved and unpaved footways.

- Rendering of Antartic ice sheets from shapefiles #1540

   Ice sheets in Antartica are a bit of a special case, and pre-generated
   shapefiles are now used

- Mapnik 3 preperations #1579

   The style is not yet fullly tested with Mapnik 3 and we don't claim to
   support it, but several bugs were fixed. Most of the work was done on
   the Mapnik side

- No longer rendering proposed roads #1663 #1654

- Power area colour adjusted #1680

- Better place label order #1689

- meadow/grassland and orchard/vineyard color unification #1655

- Render educational area borders later #1662

- New POI icons

A full list of changes can be found on Github at

[2]: http://sk53-osm.blogspot.ca/2014/09/woodland-cartography.html
[3]: http://www.imagico.de/map/jsdotpattern.php
[4]: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Richard/diary/20333

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