Thank you! That worked really, really well!

On Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 1:49 PM Michael Reichert <> wrote:
Hi Jonathan,

Am 23.02.22 um 15:53 schrieb Jonathan J. Bittner:
> I just started doing some ORM development and I'm using kosmtik.  While I
> 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 where I
configure the layer served by Kosmtik locally and tiles from

Even more often, I try out changes using Nik4, i.e. I render static map
images (2048x2048 px).

Best regards