User:Kocio/low zoom rework

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❦ OpenStreetMap Carto low zoom project ❦

UN languages

Official UN languages (see it for geonames: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/geoinfo/geonames/) cover probably majority (57%) of people that can read (about 85% out of ~7,2 mld -> ~6,12 mld) - ~3,518 mld using rough numbers of total speaking:

  • Arabic (name:ar) - ~422 mln
  • English (name:en) - ~983 mln
  • Spanish (name:es) - ~527 mln
  • French (name:fr) - ~229 mln
  • Russian (name:ru) - ~267 mln
  • Chinese (name:zh) - ~1,09 bln

We can use them for the biggest objects on Earth, just by selecting these names in SQL (it's just what int_name could be). Example (ar/en/es/fr/ru/zh):

  • المحيط الأطلسي / Atlantic Ocean / Océano Atlántico / Océan Atlantique / Атлантический океан / 大西洋

Biggest objects

Old issues

1. Names

  • Should we show continents labels at all? (fr: 1-2 + 3-4 with tolerance 20)
  • Countries 2-zmax/6? (fr: 2-5 with tolerance 10)
  • States 4-zmax (fr: 5-8; 5-6 with tolerance 10, 7-8 with tolerance 15)
  • Capitals 5-14 (fr: 4-14;
    • 4 normal
    • is_capital: city/town cases)

Quirks: Canada name

2. Borders

  • 1-3 are good (country only),
  • 4-6 are hardly recognizable (country+state)
  • 7 is good again
  • fr are broken, but better visible

Quirks: Jordania

3. Physical landcover

  • prerendered shapes from differet sources - to which one zoom level
  • fr: not nice everywhere - forest is good, desert is too strong, ice is too weak, lack of mountains

4. Highways

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