We should migrate to a different vector tile structure that is aligned closer to the data we try to present, and that would have no legal concerns.
- Mentioned In
- T193458: Investigate why some complex maps have been failing
T157763: Replace Apple Maps with a freely licensed alternative
T159771: import_waterlines is broken
T150303: Implement border geometry creation
T156330: Motorway links missing from Maps
T155601: Stabilizing Interactive Products
T111224: Define maps attribution text
As part of https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T153282 a new style for Wikimedia maps is being developed, and I've loaded up the whole planet on one of my test servers as a test and demo.
The demo is available at http://legolas.paulnorman.ca:6789/, and through "Compare" on the right-hand side of the interface you can compare it with the current Wikimedia style, OpenStreetMap Carto, and lots of others. Some other things to be aware of when comparing are
- The map is displayed with Kosmtik, a design tool with minimal caching, and it might be restarted while I'm working on it
- Even though the server is faster than production, it may appear slower because it doesn't have everything cached
- The OSM data on the server is normally within a day of the latest data
- Some roads are missing with https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T160781
Some of the more noticeable style changes are
- Road colours are different, helping view the overall layout of the city
- There are fewer cases of subtly different shades of green.
- Bridges and multi-level road constructions are now handled properly, which should make some areas easier to figure out
Feedback is welcome, either through email, phab tickets, or by IRC in #wikimedia-interactive on freenode.
I think this is a great start to garnering feedback on the new map style, but I think it should also go out to several Village Pumps on Wikivoyage and to other projects/languages that heavily use maps on their pages.
Also subtasks are closed; all patches merged, and this task has been dormant for two years.
Assuming this should be resolved. If not, please reopen and elaborate what is left to do in scope of this task.