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<maplink> and/or <mapframe>: Markers with white labels on light backgrounds
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Description

Map markers always have white symbols or labels. If a light background like yellow is used this could not be read easily. In case of light backgrounds black labels should be used.

This task was mentioned at Community-Wishlist-Survey-2017 (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2017_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Miscellaneous/Kartographer_improvements), which got the No.1 out of 214 proposals.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a project: Discovery. · View Herald TranscriptJul 31 2016, 12:47 PM

I don't think this is supported by Kartotherian (Kartotherian-Maki) at the moment, but maybe there is a way (low cost) to add support for it?

This seems low priority to me, as finding a darker background feels easy enough.

Yurik removed a project: Maps.Dec 15 2016, 4:40 AM

Here is the map of Prague. I turned off the dark background one region, to compare darkish and no fill. Hopefully some of the "map markers" we're taking about are here ? Which markers here, if any, are the problem. Or, if they're not here, can anyone please show a map that demonstrates the problem?

I thought about the marker pushpins themselves. If they are for instance yellow then it is difficult the read the pushpin inscription.

As follow-up from this, we should recommend that stimple-style have the ability to set the text and marker colours independently.