Opened 11 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#2596 closed enhancement (invalid)

Vectorised map vs raster map

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


As of today the mapnik is a raster map, though the map data is indeed optimal for a vectorised map. I know that we can add a few vector layers on top of the raster map (whether Mapnik, Osmarender, Tiles@Home, OpenCycleMap?, or whatever) such as the Maplint layer, but what about breaking it further down into more vector layers, such as different types of amenities, sac_level, mtb:scale, power grid, landuse, natural, isotopes (obviously not derived from OSM data), nautical objects, aeronautical objects, etc. This can allow us to see "all" objects on the map without overcrowding the map with too many objects.

It would also be a benefit if one could raise and lower the various layers in the vector map, and have names stick to layer or float (as independent layer).

Allowing this than the slippymap will behave prety much like the intention of fully vectorised ECDIS or other advanced vector maps.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Ldp

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Sounds like a wonderful project for someone to develop, test and demonstrate on a testbed server somewhere.

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