[OSM-talk] The Proposed Great Colour Shift

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Fri Aug 21 10:13:12 UTC 2015


While we are at it, what about specific symbols for train/metro stations
per operator? That is also a great "landmark" for map users. 

On 2015-08-21 11:57, Paul Johnson wrote: 

> On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Minh Nguyen <minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us> wrote:
>> Lester Caine <lester <at> lsces.co.uk [1]> writes:
>>> Just what is the convention in the US, Russia or China?
>> Regarding the U.S., Paul and I describe the conventions here in detail:
>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2015-August/073892.html
>> But the short version is: real highway shields. Their absence is striking to
>> Americans, far more than the highway colors (which aren't as uniform in U.S.
>> print cartography as they are in the U.K.). There are plenty of technical
>> issues to work out, in any case:
>> https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/508
> Yeah, this is jarring for most North American users, as Canadian, Mexican and even some Japanese maps (probably more prevalent to English maps of Japan, though) often use the style popular in the US, and I would hope that rendering the refs off relations with shields should be considered mandatory for the next update. 
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