I am adding features by using

var feature = new OpenLayers.Feature.Vector( new OpenLayers.Geometry.Point( lng ,lat  ).transform(epsg4326, projectTo),  {description:'some description'} , {externalGraphic: 'mypicture.png', graphicHeight: 32, graphicWidth: 32, graphicXOffset:-16, graphicYOffset:-16} );

But they are barely visible given that almost all colors are being used in osms.

What is a good practice to make icons visible on osms?

asked 25 Nov '13, 13:41

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I assume you mean that you are using an OSM-based map (I guess our standard "mapnik" style) in a slippy map as background to display other objects/markers on top, right?

(25 Nov '13, 14:21) aseerel4c26 ♦

@Zurechtweiser What do you mean by "osms"? Could you explain a little?

(25 Nov '13, 16:21) SomeoneElse ♦

  • OSM-related:
    • Use another map rendering style as background (see Tiles and Rendering). Examples. Remember: OSM is just data - and many different maps (and services) are made of it.
    • … But please respect the individual tile usage policies. Example: policy for osm.org's tiles
  • (not-OSM-related:) Use an "externalGraphic: 'mypicture.png'" which has a big border/shadow around it - so it sticks out of the map. Or use the shadow feature of OpenLayers. (I did not try this myself)
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