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Why are some objects invisible? I can't see a specific object, although it is listed in "Query Features". example:

Why are some objects visible at specific zoom levels only? example:

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asked 04 Jan '22, 10:46

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Andro Mappa
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Which objects are visible and at what zoom levels is primarily a cartographic decision; for the standard OSM map style, the decisions are made over at but many other map styles exist that make different decisions. It is never possible to display all information.

In addition to the cartographic decisions by the map style team, sometimes the rendering engine itself will omit icons or labels if they would overlap with another icon or label placed earlier. In rare circumstances this can lead to almost random-looking results, where one of two competing labels is shown on one zoom level and another on a different zoom level.

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answered 04 Jan '22, 10:54

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Frederik Ramm ♦
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Hi Andro Mappa, remember that your contributing to a database. The renderer makes a choice out of the data when building a view on any or every zoom level. So dont tag for the renderer is a nice reminder, the renderer makes his own choices.

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answered 04 Jan '22, 10:57

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