[OSM-talk] The Proposed Great Colour Shift

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 10:14:52 UTC 2015

Purple motorways would be a problem in the Severn Estuary:


On Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 11:10 AM, Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl> wrote:

> W dniu 22.08.2015 1:47, Richard Mann napisał(a):
>> I'd be tempted to leave motorways as blue - it's not such a critical
>> problem as the invisible green trunk roads. Adding one
> For me the problem is the same - blue looks like a river and I don't know
> why at least some of UK-ers likes to see the London area roads like this (I
> mean: having to spot two most important road types!):
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=9/51.3289/-0.0673
> Its not that "UK style" doesn't work for the rest of the world, it also
> doesn't work for UK on OSM, because we have much more data visible than
> other maps.
> That's not against this or any other local styling - I never underestimate
> the power of old habits and I'd like the people to have what they want on
> the output, no matter why they want it, but it's just not going to happen
> as long as default style has a mission to be universal.
> --
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