[ka-Map-users] How to get the layer of street with a good look&feel ?

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at crschmidt.net
Tue Mar 4 15:23:42 EST 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 06:52:03PM +0100, Luca Casagrande wrote:
> Vincent BLANQUE ha scritto:
> >Hi everybody,
> >
> >I am using kamap since little time so I would like to know "How to get the
> >layer of street with a good look&feel ?". I would like to integrate a
> >shapefile of streets which looks like Google maps (look at the screenshot 
> >to
> >have an idea of what style i require)
> >
> >Is it with SLD or else ?
> >
> >Vincent
> >
> >  
> Hi Vincent,
> the mapfile should be enough.
> 1) Set the background colour as the one in GM.
> 2) For the roads, use 2 different symbols:one, the smaller, white and 
> the other, bigger, for the borderline.
> You should reach a feeling like the one you need.

Styling maps which have a similar look and feel to Google Maps is not a
trivial problem. Cartography is hard.  

http://boston.freemap.in/ is an example that gets it reasonably close to
nice looking. Mapfile is linked from the about page.

Christopher Schmidt
Web Developer

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