[OSM-talk] Best base to build on ...

nebulon42 nebulon42 at yandex.com
Sat Aug 15 17:18:21 UTC 2015

I'm not sure how TileMill fits within your rendering stack here. Do you 
mean Mapnik?

If you talk about carto-based style development the best alternative for 
TileMill right now is Kosmtik (https://github.com/kosmtik/kosmtik), 
which is developed and maintained by Yohan Boniface. Some if not all of 
the maintainers of osm-carto use it. I have also switched from TileMill 
to Kosmtik for my work on osm-carto a few months ago. It is addressing 
the more tech-savvy kind of style developers (more command-line stuff), 
but the switch has also optimized my workflow.

Best, nebulon42

Am 2015-08-15 um 17:14 schrieb Lester Caine:
> Not getting much help on the GB list so I thought I'd widen the
> question. A couple of years back I had my own server setup working with
> a base of OSRM and routing covering the UK. While the map server is
> still working, routing has packed up and some of the alternate base maps
> are no longer accessible.
> Given that the OSM styling is going to switch to something which in my
> book is unacceptable I needed to sort my own rendering as a base for UK
> usages. I've got tilemill running finally with a few niggles, but I've
> actually managed to switch some style elements to be more UK frindly
> using darker road colours. But as yet I've not got the routing side
> working again.
> The obvious question is that given tilemill is not longer being
> maintained, what are the preferred alternatives?  I'm actually not happy
> with the way OSRM has moved and there does not seem to be a 'standard'
> for the support structure? Each section seems to need a different set of
> tool versions. I'm happy to have to use postgresql despite having had
> two corruptions already, but mysql has no place here. My main stack is
> Nginx, PHP and Firebird and I have tilemill running on top of that, and
> the planet file is being replicated nicely.
> So do I spend a lot more time on tilemill, or am I better switching
> before spending too much more time on that, and what other options are
> available to replace OSRM. OSMAND is working well for me in the car so
> is that perhaps a better use of time given that I still have a time
> hungry support service to provide ... and I still need OHM as an option ...
> I need to get this machine configured before shipping over to the data
> centre where it will sit on a high speed pipe so I need to get it right.

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