There is a new generation of maps upcoming in the next weeks.
No big deal for you – the old Themes will be 100% compatible with the new maps.
However, the last couple of weeks (weekends ) I changed the structure of my rendering system.
Now its possible to assign special tagmappings to individual maps with ease, and the simplification-factor too.
Next weeks will see maps with contourlines starting at zoom-level 8 (major/medium) 11 (minor) for maps covering wide empty areas.
Starting with iceland (ready for download) with new contourlines, tags like helipad, shelters, alpine_huts, peaks, volcanos at very low zoom-level and a simplification factor of 3.
So I would ask all theme-composers to adjust your themes:
- add code for countourlines starting from level 8
- ajust the zoom-mins acording to the tagmapping-min.xml – to be seen here:
This is most important because most themes are made for the tagmapping-urban.xml where the zoom-mins are different – if you use these zoom-appears the maps for iceland, kapVerde, Cannary Islands, Himalaya, patagonia, Oceania will only show a fraction of whats possible and included in the maps.
I strongly recommend to completely remove the zoom-mins for
- landuses like glacier
OR at least adjust them according to the settings in tagmapping-min.xml
Believe me its worth the affort, take a look at the new Iceland.map: