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[Maposmatic-dev] [task #10118] Allow creation of route-planning maps

From: Jeroen van Rijn
Subject: [Maposmatic-dev] [task #10118] Allow creation of route-planning maps
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 17:04:55 +0000
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                 Summary: Allow creation of route-planning maps
                 Project: MapOSMatic
            Submitted by: jvrnix
            Submitted on: Fri 22 Jan 2010 05:04:54 PM GMT
         Should Start On: Fri 22 Jan 2010 12:00:00 AM GMT
   Should be Finished on: Fri 22 Jan 2010 12:00:00 AM GMT
                Category: ocitysmap
                Priority: 1 - Later
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                  Effort: 0.00



Use case:
- Send an invitation with an attached map that shows how to get to your
- A flyer or other publication that shows where your business is at, along
with directions from the nearest mass-transit station or highway exit.

The fact is that it's often harder to get around in a city than it is to make
your way to the city in the first place and personal navigation devices have
maps that get outdated quickly.

- Have the user enter a destination address (or use a push-pin on the slippy
- Have them select a train or bus station, or a highway exit, or another
point of entry into the city.
- The rendering of this map is to be determined how best to tackle it, and at
what stage (a different stylesheet and during the normal Mapnik stage, or
using Cairo to overlay afterward, etc.)

- The map would have a bounding box who's covered area emphasizes the
selected route, in effect a blow up (z=17 or z=18) of a specific part of the

Something along these lines would be useful to have at some point in the
future. Feel free to brainstorm on what shape it could take, additional use
cases, ways of presenting the map, and so on.


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