Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#1086 closed enhancement (fixed)

Mapnik colors playgrounds like pools

Reported by: xeen Owned by: mapnik-team@…
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: mapnik Version:
Keywords: Cc: gregoryauger@…, eijk


Take a look at the following render/map:

From a distance this looks more like a swimming pool or an area that is used as such (i.e. the actual pool isn't mapped, but the whole area with meadows, showers and so on). Only on zoom in you can read "Playground…" and realize it's not a pool at all. I guess this is partly due to being colored like the flagging that is normally used in swimming pools and partly because it /could/ be a swimming pool (i.e. no one would confuse a cyan-colored road with a swimming pool because it simply doesn't make sense).

Mapnik currently uses #ccffff Osmarender does a bit better here and chooses #c7f1a3 which is a light green and the same color as used for leisure=park areas.

I suggest doing the same for Mapnik, i.e. setting playground background color to #b5fcb5 (the same as for leisure=park).

It might be worth discussing though if playgrounds still should have a different color.

I hope this is the right place to discuss this, if not please point me there (don't beat me, I'm new and I asked in IRC :))

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Tom Hughes

Owner: changed from Tom Hughes to steve8@…

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Vid the Kid

A color change would make sense to me. Also, an icon. If a node is tagged as a playground, how is it rendered? If there's an icon for that, it should probably also be placed in the center of an area playground.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Ldp

Owner: changed from steve8@… to mapnik-team@…

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by David Dean

I'd suggest colouring it the same as leisure=pitch, and using the sport_playground icon on to indicate that it is a playground.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by fluteflute

Cc: gregoryauger@… added

This is definitely an issue. What bugs me more than the colour though is not rendering leisure=playground nodes.

I like the Osmarender icon ( but am by no means fixed on that exact idea. Anything would be better than nothing here! There are quite a lot of playground nodes in my area that it would be great to see on the map.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by rendle

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Colour is fixed.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by fluteflute

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

I don't see any change. Though I think changing the colour is the wrong approach, adding an icon would be far more useful.

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by eijk

Cc: eijk added

Yes, please add an icon! Regardless of which color, a plain area is just too little information to indicate a playground.

comment:9 in reply to:  8 Changed 9 years ago by aharvey

Replying to eijk:

Yes, please add an icon! Regardless of which color, a plain area is just too little information to indicate a playground.

This has been done now by stevechilton.

comment:10 Changed 8 years ago by Ldp

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed
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