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[mkgmap-dev] display of place names on lower zoom levels

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Mon Jun 27 21:33:59 BST 2011

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 11:12:51AM +0200, Minko wrote:
>On http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=12817 someone 
>reported that the name labels of places disappear too quickly.

I would say that it is a matter of taste. If I look at the basemap at 
the widest zoom with full map detail on the Edge 705, I will not see any 
country borders in Europe because they are obscured by the country 

>When I look at the default style, I notice there are some points for 
>place=city [0x0400 resolution 20]
>place=hamlet [0x1100 resolution 23]
>place=suburb [0x0a00 resolution 23]
>place=town [0x0800 resolution 22]
>place=village [0x0b00 resolution 24]
>place=island [0x650c resolution 22]

These are somewhat out of sync with the polygons style file, which 
specifies resolution 19 for village and island, and 20 for islet.

>- villages are only shown at level 24 where hamlets are shown one level lower
>- resolution 23 is mentioned here, although it is not set in the 
>options file: levels = 0:24, 1:22, 2:20, 3:18, 4:16
>- all place names are only shown at the highest zoom levels. In my 
>opinion cities should also be visible at levels 18 or even 16? Towns 
>can better be set to 20, villages/suburbs 22 and hamlets 24?
>Maybe Marko can have a look at this?

OK, I will experiment with this.


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