OpenStreetMap

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%.

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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.

Comment from aseerel4c26 on 17 August 2014 at 01:16

Another option is to view Lyrk's hi-res tiles. See a comparison to osm.org's tiles.

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Comment from azimut400gon on 23 August 2014 at 09:30

Dieser "Würgaround" verhindert lediglich die Skalierung der Bildkacheln auf dem Retina-Display. Die Lesbarkeit der Schrift in den Kacheln ist auf Grund der Größe schlichtweg unbrauchbar.

-> Bei zunehmender Verbreitung von hochauflösenden Displays (nicht nur Retina von Apple) muss hier seitens OSM was getan werden.

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Comment from Shmias on 23 August 2014 at 10:20

@azimut400gon war auch nicht ganz ernst gemeint. Tatsächlich wollte ich auf das Problem aufmerksam machen…

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