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Outline cartographic goal for style
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No one style can serve every purpose. Already the needs of Wikivoyage are pulling in different directions than a base layer for Wikipedia. A statement of the purpose of the style and goals would help identify what feature requests should be added and what should be rejected.

https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/blob/master/CARTOGRAPHY.md might help. Its purposes are quite different, but it gives an idea of what to outline

https://github.com/yohanboniface/OpenRiverboatMap#design-philosophy is another other sample design philosophy

enwiki has this good styling guide that might be the starting point for this task

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https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/1975 is worth reading, not because the WM style should follow it, but because it's an active discussion on style direction.

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Current layout (and devel changes) suggests me that this style serves two purposes:

  • light location map - which makes sense for illustrating location of Wikimedia projects and background for showing specific POIs and borders
  • transportation map, to some degree - I'm not sure if that makes sense here, looks like a bit of add-on (a lot of platforms/stations, but lack of transport lines)
Mholloway lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Low.Jul 24 2018, 4:16 PM