A special seasonal rendering for Xmas.
- The style sheet should have a snowy background
- Pubs should blink on and off.
- Random snowmen in parks etc
- Crashed sleighs into buildings
- Colours to change to green and red, and gaudy.
- Tacky MIDI Christmas background music
- Render traffic_signals as Christmas trees.
- Show local subsidiaries of Santa Clause
- Skating locations
- Santa's markets
- Show where a Real White Christmas is Happening (this takes some real time effort of members)
- Sleigh shops
- Rendeer parks ;<)
- Romantic Places (christmas style)
- Toy shops
- Igloo icon on the north pole (there are quite a few poles we should tag them all http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-earth-has-more-than-one-north-pole)
- No, no, no! Santa lives at Korvatunturi(coordinates included)
- Show public uploaded clickable pictures with Christmas theme (on coordinates)
- Let the public create localized christmas cards, make them clickable
- Any house that has thousands of christmas lights and stuff should be marked as a POI (tagged as christmas_lights=yes)
- Turkey farms!
- Snow draped across the top of each continent at small scales
- Default map center, north pole (lat 90, lon 0)
- Your idea....
Graphics, new icons?
☃ Unicode Character 'SNOWMAN' (U+2603) ☃ etc.
Openlayers themed colours
Mercator is not a good projection for interesting stuff near the north pole.
It is better for land not to be very white, snowmen, snowballs, and santa beards will show up better.
- xmas:feature=* - is a whole key for (somewhat temporary) xmassy features. xmas-market / xmas-tree tag ideas used a lot by german mappers for http://be2art.de/xmasmap/#
More generally we might pick out things from our regular map data such as...
- place=north_pole/south_pole, type=geomagnetic|magnetic|celestial|...
- ice_skating=yes or sport=ice_skating
- place=farm, turkeys=yes
- Edgemaster has done some mapnik hackery to produce the image to the right...
- LastGrape/Gregory (LwD) is doing a mashup with snowing locations (and thinking up better ways to start as he goes on with his first way).
- LastGrape/Gregory (LwD) has also created some icons, note that snowman.png is used for the snow locations.