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I'm trying to draw a line that will represent data transport cables. I want to make them of a specific colour, thickness, line type etc. I also want to be able to give it some properties, as how many cables exist per line, how many are used etc. And i can't seem to find how to make my custom ways/markers.

asked 25 Oct '11, 09:34

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OSM is not about making a map rendering but about making a vector map that is easy for others to use. You should find or make a descriptive tag set to mark data cables.

For Potlatch2 you can create your own mapCSS and add it to stylesheets.xml on a local potlatch2 installation (i assume from your previous posts that you have one). This style sheet can also be used in JOSM.

If you want to customize Potlatch's tagging presets you can edit map_features.xml, but this in itself doesn't alter how anything appears in the editor.

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answered 25 Oct '11, 10:49

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edited 25 Oct '11, 15:41

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Jonathan Ben...

Hm, i don't think i want to make a totally new map style. All i want is to be able to make custom notations, like misc devices and data cables. It looks like editing map_features.xml is all i need. Unless you can advise me differently? Are there some map making principles i should follow to increase its flexibility? Thx a lot for you answer,btw!

(25 Oct '11, 12:56) alexz

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