Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#2078 closed defect (fixed)

Place labels should always get priority

Reported by: mabapla Owned by: mapnik-team@…
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: mapnik Version:
Keywords: place labels disappear Cc:


Look at and say where Reutlingen can be found. (It is between Betzingen and Pfullingen.) This is a rather big city so it doesn't look very professional that its name is simply not shown. This greatly reduces the usefulness of the Mapnik map for browsing around looking for different cities.

(Same here with Eislingen/Fils? which is between Göppingen and Salach.)

I think what happens is that other objects are given priority over the place label. In both cases it is probably the train stations but I think I've also seen cases where the box showing the ref of a road was found to be more important than the city name.

This shouldn't happen, place labels should always be shown unless they clash with other place labels.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by mabapla

An example of a ref label being given preference over the place label is Schwäbisch Gmünd just north of Eislingen/Fils? whose name disappears at zoom level 12:

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Vid the Kid

Similar situation:

There are several schools here, but the "P" icons for their various parking lots seem to get priority over the school labels.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Ldp

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

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by ldp

(In [17187]) Increase priority for place names. Addresses #2078

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by Ldp

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The patch has been rendering for a while now.

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