OpenStreetMap Carto release v4.22.0

Posted by pnorman on 28 August 2019 in English.

Dear all,

Today, v4.22.0 of the OpenStreetMap Carto stylesheet (the default stylesheet on the OSM website) has been released. Once changes are deployed on the it will take couple of days before all tiles show the new rendering.

Changes include

  • Shop label fixes and use ST_PointOnSurface for building label placement

    This fixes some bugs and makes building label placement consistent with shop label placement.

  • Use cache-feature: true to improve performance of layers with attachments

  • Use retail colour fill on malls

  • Drop highway=steps from zoom 13

    This makes step rendering consistent with footways

  • Render place=locality from zoom 16

    This fits current usage of the tag and what it is normally tagged on.

  • Render natural=bay from linear ways

  • Render administrative boundary labels from relations only

  • Stop rendering natural=marsh

    It is recommended marshes are tagged with natural=wetland + wetland=marsh

  • Use a whitelist for barrier rendering, and render historic=citywalls like barrier=city_wall.

  • Support new Tibetan font name

    Noto has renamed Noto Sans Tibetan to Noto Serif Tibetan. The old name is still supported.

  • Code cleanups to increase reuse and improve consistency

Thanks to all the contributors for this release, including daveol and btwhite92, new contributors, and jeisenbe, a new maintainer.

For a full list of commits, see…v4.22.0

As always, we welcome any bug reports at


Comment from gileri on 28 August 2019 at 20:02

Thank you for this release and summary !

Comment from Alan Bragg on 31 August 2019 at 15:27

Thanks, I love to see updates to the display of the map.

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