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Workaround: How to fix the retina problem.

Posted by Shmias on 13 August 2014 in English (English)

Are you a happy owner of a retina display? Then you might already experienced the mixed blessing of the 99% of the internet being not retina-ready. openstreetmap.org unfortunately is a part of this 99%.

openstreetmap on retina openstreetmap on retina

Here is my quick workaround for this problem:

  1. Go to openstreetmap.org
  2. Press + 0
  3. Press + - four times.

As you see the openstreetmap now looks as great as google maps or apple maps and less like bing maps.

By the way: The openstreetmap based service MapBox is offering retina tiles too.

The first thing I mapped…

Posted by Shmias on 10 August 2014 in English (English)

…is the beautiful little village in Brandenburg, Germany named Sommerfeld.

(Openstreet) Map of Sommerfeld

I eventually ran out of ideas what else to map here. Do you have any feedback?

Location: Dorfstraße, Kremmen, Landkreis Oberhavel, Brandenburg, 16766, Germany, European Union

Meanwhile at Berlin-Hauptbahnhof…

Posted by Shmias on 22 July 2014 in English (English)

I recently stumbled upon this map at Berlin-Hauptbahnhof which looked vaguely familiar to me. I couldn't tell what it was since I'm used to maps of Berlin…

Hauptbahnhof Map

But then I realised this is the map that I was working on 😉

Hauptbahnhof Map Licence

Location: Moabit, Mitte, Berlin, Germany, European Union
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