OpenStreetMap Carto release v5.3.0

Posted by pnorman on 29 January 2021 in English (English).

Dear all,

Today, v5.3.0 of the OpenStreetMap Carto stylesheet (the default stylesheet on the OSM website) has been released. Once changes are deployed on the it will take a few days before all tiles show the new rendering. It may take longer than normal because there are significant deployment-related changes.

  • External shapefiles for coastline and other data are now loaded into the database with a provided script.

  • The recommended indexes are now required. Attempting to render without them will result in abysmal performance.

  • amenity=embassy is no longer rendered, and office=diplomatic with diplomatic=embassy or diplomatic=consulate is instead.

  • Mini-roundabouts are rendered like a turning circle.

  • There is a new partial index for waterways

Anyone running their own install must run scripts/ and create the new indexes. People who are running with minutely diffs may be interested in

Thanks to all the contributors for this release, including hiddewie, crimsondusk, pitdicker, and terminaldweller, new contributors.

For a full list of commits, see…v5.3.0

As always, we welcome any bug reports at

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