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There are a few poi that I can see on Josm that are not rendered to the final map. OSM database contains them at least for some month. I can' figure out why the doesn't appear on the map.

Example poi ids:


Any idea?



asked 22 Nov '12, 08:13

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edited 22 Nov '12, 08:54

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The POIs you mention are all wayside crosses; these aren't included in the standard map style and therefore don't appear on the map. (The standard map style simply cannot include all possible features - the map would become too crowded then.)

There are however specialized maps that show these objects or let you display an overlay with them, for example http://openstreetbrowser.org where you can activate the "culture and religion" overlay to see wayside crosses.

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answered 22 Nov '12, 08:59

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How can I check that a certain poi type is rendered on the map by default?

(22 Nov '12, 15:38) Hubidubi

Just try :-) But you should not contribute only for POI's rendered on the default map. Think that many other websites are using other map styles. Important is that you use the right tag for a feature.

(22 Nov '12, 17:06) Pieren

The map style used for the openstreetmap.org default rendering resides here: http://svn.openstreetmap.org/applications/rendering/mapnik/ (see osm.xml and stuff in the "inc" subdirectory). It requires some experience to understand how these styles are built but sometimes a simple "grep" command is enough to find that something is not specifically mentioned.

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