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Why it isn´t possible to see the signs for Hotels, Food and drinks, and more in OpenCycleMap ? Thanks Tuerksch from Germany

asked 09 Jun '11, 17:52

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That's odd, I see a slew of cafes, two Mariotts, Hotel Monaco, Hotel 50, and more Benson Bubblers and cafes than you can shake a stick at in downtown Portland, Oregon. That said, I do find it odd that a McDonald's or a Sizzler won't render, yet churches will, given that you're more likely to need food than a priest while you're out for a ride...

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I suspect this is because churches generally make good landmarks. They often have high steeples that are easy to spot in rural settings and they are typically marked on Ordnance Survey (UK) and other such maps.

(14 Jun '11, 09:36) GrahamS
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Churches are great navigational landmarks - especially in countries where spires or towers are common.

(14 Jun '11, 09:36) Andy Allan

I think all prominent high things should be on the map for landmarks (in rural and low rise areas)

(14 Jun '11, 16:33) andy mackey

It's not possible to show everything on the one map - there has to be choices as to what is shown and what is left out, in order to map the map easier to read.

In saying that, most cartographic questions with OpenCycleMap can be answered with "because I haven't got the time to deal with it. Running the server, dealing with mass downloading applications and so on takes up all my time".

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