[OSM-talk] We need to have a conversation about attribution

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Mar 1 11:32:57 UTC 2019

On Fri, 1 Mar 2019 at 09:51, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:

> Am 01.03.2019 um 01:12 schrieb Andy Mabbett:

> > 28 characters. There are many cases, such as mobile phones, where -
> > depending on user settings - that's either going to be too small to be
> > readable, or so big it obscures what people need to see.
> That is a bit of a myth

It is? Really?

> it is definitely not true now days

Isn't it?

> I display the attribution text from
> https://raw.githubusercontent.com/osmlab/editor-layer-index/gh-pages/sources/world/OpenStreetMap-Mapnik.geojson
> (~38 characters) plus a logo plus zoom buttons at the bottom of the
> screen on essentially any Android phone I've ever tested  (which for
> example includes a 2010 HTC Desire HD) and it fits .

Well that's nice for you.

What text sizes did you test with? What visual impairments affected
your testers? Or are you just talking about your own personal

Andy Mabbett

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