OpenStreetMap

Icons for data browser pages

Posted by dankarran on 16 May 2010 in English (English)

I posted a while back about some tinkering I'd been doing with the OpenStreetMap data browser pages, adding icons to nodes and ways when they're shown in a list. I'm happy to see that TomH has now pushed those changes live:

There are some icons missing still, but this can now be easily improved by adding an icon and a line to the stylesheet. If you see anything missing that you'd like to add (and have an icon for - preferably the same used in the Mapnik stylesheet), please leave a comment here or even add them yourself if you know how to use Git.

Comment from eMerzh on 16 May 2010 at 18:05

Nice! .... i think we should also fade a bit the id and the version. because it's quite not noobies friendly, but should stay there... some nice details tooltips could be cool too :)

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Comment from LivingWithDragons on 16 May 2010 at 18:22

Nice. It would be good to get some more icons for shop types, but it needs a look at what's being used.

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Comment from robert on 16 May 2010 at 18:37

Really nice. Thanks on behalf of everyone that likes to monitor their local area.

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Comment from Andy Allan on 16 May 2010 at 18:46

Good work. Any more similar ideas up your sleeves?

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Comment from dankarran on 16 May 2010 at 22:50

eMerzh: I agree we should probably try to give that less prominence in the lists.

LivingWithDragons: I started with a subset of more popular icons from the Mapnik directory, but it would be good to add some more in there, yep.

Andy: (not sure what happened to that 4th comment?) nothing major planned, but it would be good to use this same idea for the data overlay, maybe extend it to relations, mark deleted items with a strikethrough style, etc. I think I noted down some other ideas a while back, but will have to dig them out to remind myself :)

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Comment from dankarran on 16 May 2010 at 22:52

Interesting, Andy's comment wasn't showing up, but appeared after I posted the comment. Caching issue?

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Comment from mikelmaron on 17 May 2010 at 04:37

Nice work! Small details like this make all the difference. I second the suggestion to make the id/version slightly less prominent.

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