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Vectormaps, OSM Mapnik
« on: November 11, 2011, 15:14:11 »
Hi,

I am using Locus for a while now and I love it!  :D

I am using the Vector maps addon which makes life so much easier for geocaching. However, it looks like the maps are rendered via the OSMARender base. Would it be possible to render the vector maps via Mapnik? Mapnik is much better for smallish trails. Question 2: Would it be possible to incorporate terrein data, like in the OpenCycle maps?

Thanks!

Chris
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Re: Vectormaps, OSM Mapnik
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 17:59:47 »
I've also have wish. Vector maps in osm editor shows more data than in locus (power lines, county borders). Is it possible to display all data or user-selected elements only (eg. no poi)?
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Re: Vectormaps, OSM Mapnik
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 20:46:18 »
"Outdoor-Vectormaps"
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Re: Vectormaps, OSM Mapnik
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 11:12:27 »
sorry guys but all these "wishes, issues" belongs to vector library I use ... http://code.google.com/p/mapsforge/
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Re: Vectormaps, OSM Mapnik
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 10:51:08 »
Hi Menion,

Quote from: "menion"
sorry guys but all these "wishes, issues" belongs to vector library I use ... http://code.google.com/p/mapsforge/

thanks for the pointer. I checked the 'issues' page there and it looks like the wish has already been granted, they are implementing something like MapCSS now:
"Add an API to modify the rendering style at runtime"
http://code.google.com/p/mapsforge/issu ... 20Modified
Basically, there is an XML file that can be edited, which is similar to osmarender stylesheets.

Could you, please, look into this? I fyou do not have the time, or if this is too low on your priority list, I could give it a try, however, I do not know mapsforge well, so I do not know if I can find my way around.

Best,
  Chris
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Re: Vectormaps, OSM Mapnik
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 11:01:09 »
i think that till they don't release new version, I have not much to do. I also do not know this library well (wasn't time for this) so I rather wait till some tested release will be out, then to try implement what already is done and then only heard that it do not work, fix it.

I also know about this "issue". It's a while that they started to work on it and I'm also looking forward to it. Will be really cool if this will work :)
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Re: Vectormaps, OSM Mapnik
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 14:09:32 »
Hi Menion,

Mapsforge released a new version yesterday, including  support for "Render Themes":
http://code.google.com/p/mapsforge/wiki/RenderThemeAPI

Please have a look at the new version and consider including it in new Locus version. The Mapnik render would greatly be appreciated!

Thanks!

PS: I thougt it best to write back here for context, I can also create a new thread at getsatisfaction.com if you wish.
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Re: Vectormaps, OSM Mapnik
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 14:41:40 »
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Re: Vectormaps, OSM Mapnik
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 14:48:09 »
Great! That was fast :) Thanks a lot!
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