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View OSM maps in a new light with watercolour skin


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 27 Mar 2012

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I'm a huge fan of OpenStreetMap, it's crowd sourced map data has improved in leaps and bounds in recent years but the default map skin can be a little boring.

Step in Stamen Design with a selection of skins for OSM that include the beautiful 'Watercolour' effect seen above. Whilst it's of little practical use for navigational purposes, it turns map data into works of art and I'd be delighted to have one hanging on my wall.

They also have a more practical 'Toner' skin which lends itself to printing or other scenarios where a high contrast is useful.

Source: Stamen Design



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Posted by Wazza_G on Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:27 pm Reply with quote

Laughing

I've just visited the OpenStreetMap website and it's more up to date than OS, Google Maps, Bing aka Multimap.


Be alert.. This country needs more lerts.

 
Posted by MaFt on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:26 pm Reply with quote

Wazza_G Wrote:
Laughing

I've just visited the OpenStreetMap website and it's more up to date than OS, Google Maps, Bing aka Multimap.


For some areas... but not all!


MaFt®

 
Posted by G1LIW on Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:33 am Reply with quote

Like most crowd-sourced projects, OSM is dependent on the users updating the maps. it's not that hard to do, really, but does take a little time to do it right.

Not everyone has the patience, or the desire to assist, of course, and that's why some areas will take longer to resolve than others.


Roger, G1LIW
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android Smartphone | SatNav Sygic for Android | Waze for Android | CamerAlert for Android | Blog http://rogersblant.blogspot.com/

 
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