Opened 10 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#1662 closed enhancement (duplicate)

[roads] Cycleways, footways, tracks: Remove halo and draw a solid line

Reported by: paulwagener@… Owned by: mapnik-team@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: mapnik Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Cycleways, footways and tracks are too prominent on nearly all zoomlevels where they can be seen. They distract from the actual roads and make the map look cluttered.

For example, this looks like a warzone: http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.4432&lon=5.5671&zoom=13&layers=B000FTF

I'd like to see these ways become 1px solid instead of 3px dotted.

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by paulwagener@…

Priority: majorminor
Type: defectenhancement

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by peSHIr

I agree, and have thought so ever since first starting to use OSM more than two years ago. It is minor, and would be an enhancement only, but something really needs to be done here, I think...

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Jonas Häggqvist

Agreed. Footways/cycleways really overwhelm the picture once there are more than just a few. The lines are too wide.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Ldp

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

The colours for these have been toned down slightly a while ago.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by Jonas Häggqvist

Yeah, it does look better. I still think the halo on the footways is a bit wide and creates a distracting image.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by paulwagener@…

In my experience with other maps there's a convention that dashed lines represent borders while solid lines represent ways. I find the current rendering still highly unintuitive.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by Florian Jesse

Summary: Tone down cycleways/footways/tracksRemove halo and draw a solid line

I agree with the two posts above. Cycleways and footways should not be drawn as a dotted line. To avoid them being too prominent the white halo around them could be removed (same for tracks). Make them look just like paths but with a solid line.

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by Florian Jesse

Summary: Remove halo and draw a solid lineCycleways, footways, tracks: Remove halo and draw a solid line

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by math1985

Summary: Cycleways, footways, tracks: Remove halo and draw a solid line[roads] Cycleways, footways, tracks: Remove halo and draw a solid line

comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by math1985

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

This is now being discussed on Github: https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/243 Therefore, I will close the issue here.

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