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Assuming your map engine is reusable, whether you use the
Mapnik tiles or Cycle Map tiles or Osmarender it should be transparent except
for storage space. By allowing the user the option they can make the decision
whether there is too much clutter or not and whether or not there is not enough
tiles. I myself would use the Cycle Maps immediately.
In two packages I have run, when a tile is not available or
there is a server error, they fill it in with a homemade tile that might be just
a X from corner to corner. Or they just leave the space blank. Then when the
user re-visits the area when running a separate instance, it tries for the tile
again. In the case of APRSCIS32, you use an adjacent zoom tile. I suspect that
would be fine.
Again, in the other map packages, there are key sequences to
switch between map sources. And, whatever map type was up at shutdown is what is
used again at startup.
Over time, I suspect more topo maps will become available. I
don't know how to request rendering of tiles yet. I have been looking but not
Until you arrive at a plan, I will be patient, like a kid in a
candy store. ;)
Enjoy you time with the kids! Mine isn't coming home for
break. :( She is the one in Arkansas.
Just play around with the SlippyMap browser at
with Cycle Map selected on the upper right
corner and you'll see why I
don't have that as a publicized option. WAY
too many chunks of the country
that simply disappear into white tiles
when you zoom in. Just SW of
Winston Salem in the Carolinas as well as
the East Coast of Florida just
don't seem to exist at the lower levels
of Cycle Map.
discounted Osmarender due to the density of "stuff" on the map.
stations just got lost in the clutter.
I'll see about providing
configuration assistance to switch the tile
server and URLs to these
various options, but I'll be keeping Mapnik as
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
> > > I remember that now! Cycle map
doesn't zoom very close
> > Hmm, you can zoom in as close as
Mapnik... I don't have tiles rendered
> right down to the full zoom in
my area. Cycle Map renders tiles as
> requested by the users. If no one
has asked for the tiles, you'll zoom
> in, and see blanks, but give it a
bit, and the tiles will be rendered.
> Do they get rendered on
the fly or is it done through some sort of
> This would be a sweet option! That would be my default. There is
> something about contours that are just plain attractive.
> > > and is rather
> > > boring in Florida. The
hazards of where I live!
> > Well, not much I can do about
that. Even in my area, there's not a lot
> of interesting appeal, but
there are areas where I would like to have
> the topo information as
part of the map. I'd rather have the Cycle Map
> as the tiles for use in
RadioMobile, as RadioMobile is all about 3D
> When I lived in Utah I bought every 7min map of
the Moab area and
> several other areas I visited. I have a large
collection of paper.