NOTICE: is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum

Good morning:

I am relatively new to OSM, but not new to map creation. Struggling with making a road appear in more than one layer.

When you create the road (painfully hand traced from GPS data), you assign it a layer. However, when you zoom on the 'view map', the road only appears in a particular zoom level.

How, short of repeating the tracing exercise, does one create the road so that it can appear in both low level and higher level zooms?



asked 11 Jul '12, 05:41

AHSommer's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

I suspect you are seeing cached tiles that were generated before you added the road. If you try clearing your browser cache (sometimes shift-F5 works) then you might see your road at all zoom levels. For example, this way I currently see as an unclassified road (v2) at some zoom levels and the track (v1) at others. Choosing one of the areas where I could see it as a track, clicking permalink to remember where I was looking, then clicking shift-refresh changed the track to an unclassified road.

Tracks don't appear on as many levels as unclassified roads, however, and this is down to the rendering rules used, and could differ for every different rendering of the data. The four renderings available on the homepage are just some examples.

Edit: I did note while looking at the area that if you zoom right in, some of the roads in the area are almost joined, but not quite, e.g. here. If you've not watched this video about adding ways before, then it might be worth a quick look - I found it mentioned on the wiki.

permanent link

answered 11 Jul '12, 06:39

EdLoach's gravatar image

EdLoach ♦
accept rate: 22%

edited 11 Jul '12, 06:55

Thanks - silly of me not to have thought of that!

(11 Jul '12, 07:03) AHSommer

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 11 Jul '12, 05:41

question was seen: 3,682 times

last updated: 11 Jul '12, 07:03

NOTICE: is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum