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I am trying to generate a map, which consists only of street names (none of the other features are rendered), and hoped to be able to apply osmrender, which comes with some example stylesheets. In this regard, I would greatly appreciate some discussion about the following.

Is there a compendium of the osmarender stylesheets, if yes, is there a description of what every stylesheet does, which stylesheet would be a good starting point for my purpose? At this point I can't seem to find a style sheet that would simply NOT omit the street names: for example, when I execute "java -cp xalan-j_2_7_1/xalan.jar org.apache.xalan.xslt.Process -in osmarender/stylesheets/osm-map-features-z17.xml -out map.svg" on the Manhattan's data.osm file, i get the map, but no street names (I need the opposite) -- at least looking at the svg file in Chrome or Adobe Illustrator. Other osmarender stylesheets produce errors.

Thanks in advance.

asked 07 Mar '12, 11:45

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(07 Mar '12, 21:29) eight

I cannot give you a hint for your concrete question, but if you cannot get any answer here, ask also at the OSM forum or one of the OSM mailing lists.

(08 Mar '12, 14:17) stephan75

Also specify if you really want streets names only or if you expect some lines or vectors for the street themselves (or just 'floating text')

(08 Mar '12, 15:28) Pieren

I may be interested in both: street names as a "text floating in space" or street names along some lines or vectors -- depending on what looks better.

(08 Mar '12, 15:51) eight

I switched from xalan parser to xmlstarlet and rules started functioning as expected. Bad xalan!

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