Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#2836 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Don't render natural=tree at z16 and z17

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

Description

To not clutter the map unnecessary, I would think it would be better, if individual trees would not render at z16 or z17 and instead be limited to z18, especially as individual trees aren't particularly note worthy.

With more areas having very highlevel areal imagery, it appears to be becoming more common to tag individual trees. An example is:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.5176&lon=7.44801&zoom=17&layers=B000FTF

And I am sure I have seen this sort of tagging elsewhere too, although I can't currently find more examples.

Change History (2)

comment:1 in reply to:  description Changed 9 years ago by EvanE

Replying to amm:

To not clutter the map unnecessary, I would think it would be better, if individual trees would not render at z16 or z17 and instead be limited to z18, especially as individual trees aren't particularly note worthy.

With more areas having very highlevel areal imagery, it appears to be becoming more common to tag individual trees. An example is: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.5176&lon=7.44801&zoom=17&layers=B000FTF ...

I disagree with your proposal. Especally I don't find the map cluttered by the little green dots. Disappearig at zoomlevel 15 seems to be good enough for me, particulary in your example.

Wether individal trees are noteworthy or not is highly debatable and depends on a personal point of view. In my view individual trees are good points for orientation and thus shouldn't disapear before z15.

General speaking, as the map becomes more and more complete in terms of streets and ways, there are other details which will be added to the map. In my opinion we should not ignore this fact by banning details to zoomlevel 18 solely.

EvanE

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by steve8@…

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Sorry, don't agree with restricting to z18 so closing

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