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OpenStreetMap Carto release v4.4.0

Posted by kocio on 20 October 2017 in English (English)

Dear all,

Today, v4.4.0 of the openstreetmap-carto stylesheet (the default stylesheet on openstreetmap.org) has been released.

Changes include:

Major changes

  • Rendering inland water areas and labels from z0
  • Rendering island and islet labels earlier

Changes

  • Rendering of amenity=marketplace
  • Rendering of landuse=religious
  • Rendering shop=pastry like shop=confectionery
  • Rendering of addr:unit
  • Rendering natural=bare_rock earlier
  • Rendering elevation also on polygon alpine_hut and shelter
  • Introducing Noto Sans Arabic
  • Rendering icon for slipway ways
  • Better minimal distance between housenumbers
  • Moving aeroways to their own layer
  • Creating amenity POI categories
  • Some other documentation and code cleaning

Thanks to all the contributors for this release, including tpikonen, a new contributor.

For a full list of commits, see https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/compare/v4.3.0...v4.4.0

As always, we welcome any bug reports at https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues

OpenStreetMap Carto release v4.2.0

Posted by kocio on 25 August 2017 in English (English)

Dear all,

Today, v4.2.0 of the openstreetmap-carto stylesheet (the default stylesheet on openstreetmap.org) has been released.

Changes include:

Major changes

  • Water color and default water text color are changed to be more visible
  • Medium zoom level (z8-z12) rework:
    • Landuses colors are faded and some of them are visible earlier
    • Most of the man related landuses are combined into one color and more visible
    • More important roads are better legible

Changes

  • Leaf type rendering in woods and forests
  • Cemetery symbols are not so dense now and Muslim cemetery has its own symbol
  • Rendering of amenity=ferry_terminal
  • Plaque rendering is now different and moved to z19
  • Rendering railway labels
  • Smaller line spaces in labels
  • Junction names on areas
  • Area color for railway=station is the same as for railways
  • Database performance tuning available for Docker
  • Different patterns and all remaining icons moved to SVG
  • Some documentation and code cleaning

Thanks to all the contributors for this release, including littlebtc and giggls, new contributors. Special thanks for rrzefox for testing major changes on his server.

For a full list of commits, see https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/compare/v4.1.0...v4.2.0

As always, we welcome any bug reports at https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues.

OpenStreetMap Carto release v4.1.0

Posted by kocio on 30 July 2017 in English (English)

Dear all,

Today, v4.1.0 of the openstreetmap-carto stylesheet (the default stylesheet on openstreetmap.org) has been released and rolled out to the openstreetmap.org servers. It might take a couple of days before all tiles show the new rendering.

Changes include

  • Malls are no longer rendered as dots (bug fix)
  • Special icon for shop=tyres
  • Airports rendering changes: removing clutter on z10 and moving name labels under the icon
  • Switching forest, scrub and quarry patterns to SVG

In this release we're also introducing Docker-based development environment, which makes it much easier to preview rendering changes before they are deployed on the servers.

Be warned that there's a change in our release plans: compatibility with v3.x series is no longer maintained from now on, so database reload is needed to keep up with current style changes. Some of them can be however backported, especially if you're using hstore-enabled database already.

Thanks to all the contributors for this release. Special thanks go to MaestroGlanz and daganzdaanda for a new icon.

For a full list of commits, see https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/compare/v4.0.0...v4.1.0

As always, we welcome any bug reports at https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues.

OpenStreetMap Carto release v2.45.1

Posted by kocio on 3 December 2016 in English (English)

Dear all,

Today, v2.45.1 of the openstreetmap-carto stylesheet (the default stylesheet on openstreetmap.org) has been released and rolled out to the openstreetmap.org servers. It might take a couple of days before all tiles show the new rendering.

This is a bugfix release restoring two icons:

  • memorial
  • tobacco shop

Thanks to all the contributors for this release.

For a full list of commits, see https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/compare/v2.45.0...v2.45.1

As always, we welcome any bug reports at https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues.

OpenStreetMap Carto release v2.45.0

Posted by kocio on 28 November 2016 in English (English)

Dear all,

Today, v2.45.0 of the openstreetmap-carto stylesheet (the default stylesheet on openstreetmap.org) has been released.

Changes include:

  • Rendering all shops without a specific icon as a dot, not just a whitelist
  • Scrub pattern change to random
  • Changing pitch and track color
  • Railway stations rendering as major buildings
  • Rendering the name of man_made=bridge inside the polygon
  • Documentation updates (including cartography design goals and icon design guidelines)
  • Icons general code cleaning
  • Various bug fixes

Thanks to all the contributors for this release, including micahcochran, a new contributor.

For a full list of commits, see https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/compare/v2.44.1...v2.45.0

As always, we welcome any bug reports at https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues.

You may also like to know that this release is the first with 3 new project maintainers on board. Please be aware that we're going to drop some legacy dependencies soon (like Mapnik 2), so we're approaching a big version change.

One Does Not Simply Walk into Mordor...

Posted by kocio on 4 October 2016 in English (English)