Warum werden so viele Sachen nicht angezeigt?

Es ist sehr Frustrierend Sachen hinzuzufügen wenn sie nicht bei OpenStreetMap angezeigt werden
Einige Sachen die nicht gezeigt werden


If every renderer rendered every object in the database, the result would be too cluttered to be usable. Renderers only render a selection of features appropriate to their intended use.

The intended use of the default rendering is to aid mappers, and for that purpose it probably concentrates more on things that help the mapper find the correct location well enough to start an editor on them, than on mapping every small object along the way.

Hi baum10,

I am not a specialist in rendering, but I can imagine that it is impossible to render everything when there are to many different details close-by. However, how is chosen what to render I would not now.
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4906087863#map=17/47.18133/14.59588 may be too close to the bench, and only the bench is rendered.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4906087862 and https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4845823293 wayside shrine does not seem to have a symbol in Mapnik. If I check at other places, it only shows up when drawn as area and tagged as building. Buildings that are a node are not shown, as there is no symbol for a building either.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1488738639 the bench is rendered…

https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/494758390 a jersey barrier is probably not rendered when it is a way. When it is a node within a highway it will block routing through that highway I imagine.

Summarizing, not every data that is in the database is rendered.

  • The map renderer, Mapnik is used on openstreetmap.org, defines what is actually shown.

  • The developers of the renderer choose what they will visualize when

  • Not all the latest defined tags are rendered, as no effort will be put in rendering some tags that are hardly used. This is not necessarily the case here.

  • Check https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mapnik for more info


Danke für die schnellen Antworten.

Actually, I don’t think that it is difficult to render many of these sorts of features. I maintain a general-purpose renderer that shows most of them. Looking at the tags in your list:


yes, as memorial

yes (but not explicitly backrest)

yes (now, but didn’t when this post was first written)

yes (now, but didn’t when this post was first written)



The tiles I render at http://map.atownsend.org.uk/maps/map/map.html are only created for the UK and Ireland, but the style is public (see https://github.com/SomeoneElseOSM/SomeoneElse-style and https://github.com/SomeoneElseOSM/openstreetmap-carto-AJT ) and you could render tiles of your local area with it.

Does yours do a better job of fire stations? Mapnik displays what appears to be a Hamat symbol for highly-flammable substances. I look at Mapnik and I see a flammable liquids store. Or maybe it’s something on fire, like an underground coal-mine fire. Maybe it’s an Olympic Flame. When I see that symbol I don’t think fire station.

More seriously, does yours show allotment plots?

In einer anderen OSM-Ansicht (Radfahrerkarte) wird **crossing **als gelber Punkt angezeigt:

wayside_shrine gibt auf der Seite:

und in den Offline-Karten (mit Windows/macOS-Programm Cruiser (http://www.talent.gr/public/cruiser/), oder Android-Apps Locus und OruxMaps):

**jersey_barrier ** und **waste_basket ** und fire_extinguisher gibt es in der App OSMAND (Android und iOS).

No, but it could do. 17 in the UK and Ireland I think: https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/uVt . It’s something that is used a lot more elsewhere - what used to be called “plotlands” (as per http://spatialagency.net/database/the.plotlanders)) are often mapped as allotments in some places - see the comment about living on allotments in https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/432 .

Not really - the icon hasn’t changed much in a few years (other than being converted to .svg). If you can do better job in the same size grid than https://github.com/SomeoneElseOSM/openstreetmap-carto-AJT/blob/master/symbols/firestation.p.16.png , then all suggestions gratefully received.

I ask because I recently added some here: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/52.08823/-4.64777. I’m still waiting for the allotment association to get back to me clarifying some plot numbers. Which reminds me, the wiki says to put the plot number in a ref but that doesn’t show even in iD (except in the tag list) so I ended up also putting it in a name and then adding area=yes (without the area=yes it’s treated as a way and the name applied to the border). I expect OSM purists will now yell at me for that. :slight_smile: However, the guy who proposed it didn’t use ref when he added his own allotment, so I don’t care.

I’m no artist. I can’t even draw the curtains. But a fire engine (what Merkins would call a ladder truck) seems better suited. Almost iconic, in fact. I doubt I could do a reasonable one in a 16x16 image. I’m not sure that anybody could.

I think you’re overestimating the height of the “barrier to entry” for designing icons on OSM-based maps :slight_smile:

Whilst “proper design skills” is something that some people creating OSM maps clearly do have, it’s certainly not something that everyone has (I certainly wouldn’t put myself in that group). There was an alternative to the “standard” map called “Osmarender” that was a running joke for many years - it had many advantages (instant update at a time that the standard map updated once a week, rendering some things that the "standard map still doesn’t), but it wasn’t pretty: http://fakestevec.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/geosuck-0002.html .

If you’ve got an idea for an icon that might be more representative than an existing one it’s still worth sharing it even if it’s rubbish, because it might give someone with better design skills an idea for how to do it and look nice as well.

I tried to do a fire engine. What I came up with looked like Thomas The Tank Engine. In drag. After he’d been pierced by a carelessly-thrown javelin.

I suspect that if anyone with better design skills had seen the existing fire station icon, that person would already have submitted something that looked far better.

I might have another go at it some day, but I have little hope of producing something that would serve as anything but an example of what not to do.