After a request from one of my OSM colleagues in the Netherlands, and with some mooching around the planet checking for any other signs of cycle routes, I’ve expanded the cycle map rendering to show more places at high zoom. Added this week:
- The whole of Europe rendered to zoom level 8. That should help spot any national routes cropping up around the place, and gives quick gratification if anyone starts in a new country
- The whole of the Netherlands down to zoom level 13. That means even local routes will show up, and at the lowest zoom it’ll flick over to route highlighting. Some short sections are already available – the LF1 north of Vlissingen and more routes on the outskirts of Eindhoven
- A collection of routes around Stockholm – there’s more national route some distance to the north east, but that wasn’t there last week when I set up the render boundaries so you’ll have to wait for a few more days!
And I’ve noticed there’s some in Oslo too, so that’ll get more detail hopefully in next week’s render pass. I’ve also added an extra layer over the entire of the UK, so you can view all the areas in even closer detail. There’s still only some areas done to the maximum depth (London, Bristol and Edinburgh amongst them) so feel free to ask. I’m going to have to look into avoiding rendering vast amounts of sea – the tileset is now gigabytes in size.
I’m hoping that the motto “render and they will tag” will apply to the Netherlands in particular – already you can use the maps to highlight all the cycle paths, and adding in the national, regional and local signed routes will make things even better. Get tagging NL!