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 has been released.

Changes include:

Major changes

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


  • 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…v4.4.0

As always, we welcome any bug reports at

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