Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#1157 closed defect (fixed)

Map symbol for areas tagged amenity=place_of_worship isn't rendered

Reported by: Mark Williamson Owned by: mapnik-team@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: mapnik Version:
Keywords: amenity, area, slippy map Cc: Eugene Alvin Villar


If a node is tagged amenity=place_of_worship religion=christian then a traditional "church" symbol is drawn on the map. If an *area* (e.g. an outline of the building) is tagged in this way, the symbol is not drawn, making it harder to see the churches at a glance on the map. I assume this behaviour is similar for other places of worship which have map symbols...

The workaround is to tag the area *and* place a node within it with appropriate tags so that the "church symbol" is rendered. This isn't really ideal as double-tagging may presumably confuse search / routing and appears funny on Osmarender.

Ideally it would be possible to render the symbol at an appropriate location (e.g. maybe just the average of the points on the surrounding way?) when an area is tagged like this, which would avoid the need to duplicate information for the renderer.

I'm tagging this as an "enhancement" rather than a bug but the current behaviour is arguably not what users would expect.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Eugene Alvin Villar

Cc: Eugene Alvin Villar added

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by wolfbert

Keywords: amenity added; place_of_worship removed
Type: enhancementdefect

Upgraded to defect. As already described, except that it happens for other (presumably all) such tags, e.g. restaurant, fuel, hotel,... This either leads to double-tagging to fix rendering, which obviously should be avoided, or information missing from the map (e.g. an amenity is no longer recognizable when its name is not displayed).

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Tom Hughes

Owner: changed from Tom Hughes to steve8@…

Mapnik issue, though in the absence of special support in mapnik this can probably only be fixed with an osm2pgsql hack along the lines used parking at the moment.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Ldp

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

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by Ldp

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Areas will now show icons too, if an icon was already present for a node of the same type.

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