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[mkgmap-dev] Marko is maintaining the mkgmap default style file

From Carlos Dávila cdavilam at jemila.jazztel.es on Wed Dec 9 22:19:32 GMT 2009

Felix Hartmann escribió:
> On 07.12.2009 08:37, Marko Mäkelä wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 07:17:50AM +0000, svn commit wrote:
>>> Version 1418 was commited by marko on 2009-12-07 07:17:50 +0000 (Mon, 07 Dec 2009)
>>> Bus and rail stops with a lit shelter.
>> This is my first direct commit to the mkgmap source repository.
>> Steve returned from vacation and granted me commit access to the
>> mkgmap svn repository.
>> I will try to be somewhat conservative with changes to the default style.
>> I think that the default style should work with all devices and without
>> a TYP file.  Later on, if we include TYP files in mkgmap styles, we could
>> come up with a little fancier style.  Even there, I would not use tricks
>> that can considerably slow down the map display, such as duplicating
>> ways to multiple layers for additional line styles.
> -- only information that is shown slows down the display. So duplicating 
> without style-file will slow down the display speed.
> However the default style is anyhow really overloaded. The first thing 
> to do is to put highway exits up to 18 or 19. Then I would look to 
> increase some other road types by 1-3.
I've been using 18 for motorway exits for a long time and I find it much
more convenient than current value in default style.
I would also increase resolution for boundary=administrative with
something like:
boundary=administrative & admin_level<3 [0x1c resolution 18]
boundary=administrative & admin_level<5 [0x1c resolution 19]
boundary=administrative & admin_level<7 [0x1c resolution 20]
boundary=administrative & admin_level<9 [0x1c resolution 21]
(not tested though)
>> In the short term, I will test the amenity=embassy patch that was posted
>> some weeks ago.  I would also like to commit the following, to display
>> speed bumps, humps and chicanes as white circles on the road at zoom levels
>> 120m or closer:
>> +traffic_calming=* [0x6614 resolution 21]
> Such thinkgs have nothing to do in default style IMHO as they are 
> useless for non car users. Especially once widespread mapped resolution 
> 21 is too early. Not before 24 I would put things like traffic_lights 
> and their like. However all of this only really works well with typfiles.
> You should tryout the default style drawing speed in Germany or the 
> Netherlands - other places detail level will sometimes catch up, and so 
> to say - less is more. I a country is 100% street and waymapped, then 
> the current style is far too overloaded in low resolutions.
>> This may be a little misleading, because the same code is used for
>> natural=rock.  Besides, the Finnish style of Garmin displays it as
>> "kari", which is the word for an underwater rock, something that
>> marine users need to worry about.
>> If nobody objects to the traffic_calming change, I shall commit it
>> tomorrow.
>> Best regards,
>> 	Marko

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