I feel nostalgic

Posted by Amaroussi on 10 July 2014 in English (English)

The title explains most of this post: given that OpenStreetMap is 10 years old this month, I wonder if anyone still has the original default map style, so I can render today's London in 2004's Mapnik (or its predecessor), preferably in Maperitive?

I've only got Maperitive, so if it isn't possible then can the OSM community help me accomplish this?


Location: Mildmay Park, Ball's Pond, London Borough of Islington, London, Greater London, England, E10, United Kingdom

Comment from Richard on 11 July 2014 at 06:58

Screenshots of the early 'style' (which is possibly overstating it) are difficult to find. The only one I've unearthed so far is , but it's very low resolution.

But, in short, the earliest style that I remember was a Landsat background, with thickish white lines for each way, and I think with some black casing. That's it. Assuming you can get the Landsat background, it shouldn't take more than five minutes to knock up in Maperitive/TileMill/whatever.

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Comment from Tom Chance on 11 July 2014 at 12:40

To really look like this original style it should also take ages to load ;-)

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Comment from TomH on 14 July 2014 at 10:56

Well really it should mostly not load at all ;-)

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