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Not so long ago, amenity = car_rental was shown by Mapnik with an icon - and a name could be added. Now nothing is shown for these tags - neither icon nor name.

In this view
you can see a node defined with tags:

amenity = car_rental  
name = Avis

But in this view
nothing is shown for these tags.

This is just one example - I have checked other car rentals that previously displayed both icon and name - but now display nothing.

Is this an error to be corrected - or do new rules for car rentals apply?

asked 01 Aug '14, 23:02

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Mo Li Hansen
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edited 01 Aug '14, 23:37

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aseerel4c26 ♦

(02 Aug '14, 05:58) escada

Mapnik is simply a program that can generate image files from data and style information. So I think you are talking about the default rendering at

A while back they switched from using straight Mapnik XML style definitions to CartoCSS definitions and the team that works on that have been "improving" and "fixing" things. Quotes around those as I've seen complaints on mailing lists regarding things that used to be rendered and no longer are.

I think the new CartoCSS stuff is maintained at and I think there is an "issues" link there where this type of problem can be reported.

permanent link

answered 01 Aug '14, 23:37

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@Mo Li Hansen: note: Reporting at this github page would need a github account which is an external company.

(02 Aug '14, 09:06) aseerel4c26 ♦

@stf: yes, it is the right page, see wiki.

(02 Aug '14, 09:08) aseerel4c26 ♦

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