Am 23.02.22 um 15:53 schrieb Jonathan J. Bittner:
I just started doing some ORM development and I'm using kosmtik.
like it, it's sometimes hard to figure out where you are or more
appropriately, where you are trying to go.
Some areas I can recognize by geography: single lines on peninsulas, major
rail hubs like Chicago or Kansas City, by shape/lines once you know the
area, etc. I can also get a permalink from ORM and put the coordinates
into the url for kosmtik.
However, I was wondering if there was a way to get the ORM background
(Mapnik Grayscale) or similar to display behind the renderings from the MML
file. There seems to be quite a few additional plugins for kosmtik but
it's a bit confusing as to what they do or how they work. I've seen ones
that will render side by side or over but not under. Not sure if I'd fully
need to render the "world" or if the grayscale tiles could be pulled in
from an existing tileserver.
I often run https://github.com/geofabrik/tileserver-demosite
configure the layer served by Kosmtik locally and tiles from osm.org
Even more often, I try out changes using Nik4, i.e. I render static map
images (2048x2048 px).