Opened 12 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#1108 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Render highway=track as road, not path

Reported by: hawke@… Owned by: mapnik-team@…
Priority: trivial Milestone: Wishlist
Component: mapnik Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Currently Mapnik renders highway=track it does cycleway/bridleway/footway, instead of as a (small) road. IMO it should be rendered like a road. Osmarender does a good job of this, using a brown casing instead of a black one.

I have a snippet of some mapnik rendering rules which I found look very nice which I can provide if it would help.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Tom Hughes

Owner: changed from Tom Hughes to steve8@…

Punting to Steve, but this is largely a matter of cartographic taste.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 12 years ago by Heiko "Mueck" Jacobs

Replying to

Punting to Steve, but this is largely a matter of cartographic taste.

Indeed... Osmarenders casing is to thin for my taste :-) You may mix tracks with roads, because of less difference of thin brown line and thin grey line ...

And not only routing software should not mix public service/unclassified/... with tracks not for public use with motorcars, also persons viewing our maps should not mix them :-)

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Ldp

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

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Ldp

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Do tracks today appear the same as they did when this ticket was opened 3 years ago? I think there was a single track style back then (6px white casing, 2px brown dash core), not the multiple versions there are now.

Not agreeing that it should render more like a road, except possibly grade1 tracks.

In light of the age of this ticket, I'm closing it for now.

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