Just to follow up, I found that kosmtik's overlay plugin can be run
with a negative value to create an underlay. With opacity around 0.3,
the standard carto map from the public tileservers works great. I
wish there was a public greyscale or b&w map though. I found a
subscription service and quickly burned through my free account's
For me kosmtik works better since it also has a go to JOSM plugin.
On Thu, Feb 24, 2022 at 2:14 PM Jonathan J. Bittner <jbittner(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> the answer to my other question:
> in kosmtik, the --style-id option can be used to modify the project URL
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 10:23 PM Jonathan J. Bittner <jbittner(a)gmail.com>
>> Thank you! That worked really, really well!
>> On Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 1:49 PM Michael Reichert <osm-ml(a)michreichert.de>
>>> 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.
>>> > 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,
>>> > 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
>>> > 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
>>> > that will render side by side or over but not under. Not sure if
>>> > need to render the "world" or if the grayscale tiles could be
>>> > 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).
>>> Best regards