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Looking at Map with CyclOSM layer turned on. Contour lines show up well but unable to read the associated numbers, no matter what the level of zoom. Is there a setting to increase the number size / clarity?

asked 12 May '22, 08:37

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Basically if compare with a map company (Ordanance Survey) that does things well, we are getting a few things wrong:

1) The contour line should not strike out the number!

2) Numbers need to be bigger;

3) Numbers need to be in a dense/solid colour;

4) In many cases it is not necessary to put numbers on every single line - that declutters the map;

Any comments?

(12 May '22, 08:59) fdg334

No, there is no such setting, as what you are looking at are composite raster images.

If you have issues with the style as presented you need to take that up with the creator and operator of the the specific map layer. In this case as a few clicks on the attribution lines will show you

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answered 12 May '22, 10:41

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edited 12 May '22, 10:54

Understood. Thanks for the explanation.

Have now spent some time exploring the github page but can't figure out any way to give feedback or to contact the creator. :(

(13 May '22, 18:42) fdg334

Go to and create an issue. You'll need a github account to do that. Please be polite, and don't make assumptions about how easy it will be to fix or make value judgements about the quality of the map; just describe your issue concisely and dispassionately.

(14 May '22, 08:53) Richard ♦

Thanks @Richard. Just seen your comment and have created an issue as suggested.

(21 May '22, 18:39) fdg334

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