Ticket #3038 (new enhancement)
[roads] trunk rendering color is camouflaged against forest, vineyard...
|Reported by:||pdorange@…||Owned by:||mapnik-team@…|
Regarding tag scheme for highway, trunk are more important that primary. But using OSM rendering (using mapnik of osmarender) trunk are render in green. This green is not visible when the highway is in a landuse area with lot of forest or vineyard. In some area you see primary (red) and motorway (bleu) but intermediate trunk are hidden.
Some examples :
http://osm.org/go/eqr3uCm-- : near Cognac (France) with forest and vineyards)
http://osm.org/go/Zcn9GY5-- : north of atlanta
http://osm.org/go/ZQu6hA2- : new-york state
I some location it's not a problem (no forest drawn) but the green continue to be more proeminent than primary (red).
I think the green color (used also by osmarender and cloudmade) is not the most appropriate ; green is a widly used color for landuse and natural. Perhaps another color for trunk or a really dark green ?
I compare the color scheme with some other (commercial) and no one seems to use green for highway : only variations around red, yellow, white, black, grey and blue. Some commercial map used two color for big highway (like motorway and trunk) : red/blue, red/yellow, blue/red... stripping on the perpendicular direction of the highway : its seems really fine and expressive for big road.
- Summary changed from trunk rendering color do camouflage with forest, vineyard... to trunk rendering color is camouflaged against forest, vineyard...