[OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap Carto release v5.3.0

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Fri Jan 29 07:48:14 UTC 2021

Dear all,

Today, v5.3.0 of the OpenStreetMap Carto stylesheet (the default
stylesheet on the OSM website) has been released. Once changes are deployed
on the openstreetmap.org it will take a few days before all tiles
show the new rendering. It may take longer than normal because there are
significant deployment-related changes.

- External shapefiles for coastline and other data are now loaded into
   the database with a provided script.

- The recommended indexes are now required. Attempting to render without
   them will result in abysmal performance.

- amenity=embassy is no longer rendered, and office=diplomatic with
   diplomatic=embassy or diplomatic=consulate is instead.

- Mini-roundabouts are rendered like a turning circle.

- There is a new partial index for waterways

Anyone running their own install *must* run scripts/get-external-data.py
and create the new indexes. People who are running with minutely diffs
may be interested in <https://github.com/openstreetmap/chef/issues/386>.

Thanks to all the contributors for this release, including hiddewie,
crimsondusk, pitdicker, and terminaldweller, new contributors.

For a full list of commits, see

As always, we welcome any bug reports at

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