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I'm looking for a possibility to highlight certain types of ways on OSM. In fact, I want to have a map of the (mapped) abandoned railway lines in my hometown. There are some already, but you can't see them really good and you have to zoom in a lot to see them and so on.

Is there a way to highlight ways with railway:abandoned or/and railway:disused in a OSM? (an easy one, please ;-) )

Thanks in advance,

Mr Kanister

asked 19 Aug '11, 20:28

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Mister Kanister
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The answer of this question depends if you want a map of this information for display, for paper or for editing.

If you want to be a web map, this question:

How do I render Maps for My Website

Is a good start. Using that information, you can start the rendering process. Some tools that didn't exist when answer was made are TileMill for designing the rendering and TileStache for publishing the results.

If you want a printed map, then this printed map tutorial using Inkscape is probably your best starting place.

If you want the map for editing purposes, then the best thing to do is probably look at MapCSS, which can be used in either Potlatch, or in Josm.

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answered 20 Aug '11, 14:54

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You can use Ito Map and choose the railway layer.

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answered 22 Aug '11, 15:07

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Good point. The site is displaying a dedicated layer where disused/abandoned/dismantled railways are rendered in a special colour.

(22 Aug '11, 15:15) Pieren

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