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To make poster printing easier, users should be able to choose the aspect ratio of the produced output so it fits the traditional paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, US letter, A5). We need to think about how this would work with regard to differences between the rendering area and the target paper size (think large city on small paper size, or small bounding box on A0).
Currently the grid is made of 500x500m squares. For small geographic areas this becomes rather useless and smaller grid sizes could be use. We need to determine the thresholds at which we use smaller sizes of 250m and 100m (for example).
We want to be able to generate A4, US-letter of A5 sized map+index booklets where the map and index output is split across several pages and rendered into a single “booklet” PDF ready to be printed and stapled.
A redesign of the map and index output would be very welcome, to make it more “classy”. The frame, map title, copyright and grid need to be redesigned, and a legend added to the map. The index could help being refreshed, too.
Provide ways of customizing the map, on different levels :
We need to finish solving the query optimization problem. See request_optimization. A candidate patch is already available (requires GEOS >= 3.2).
We currently restrict our search to admin_level=8, but several countries use different administrative boundary levels. In Netherlands, the good level is 10, in Germany, it's 4, 6 or 8 depending on the city, etc. How do we expose all useful levels without offering areas for which MapOSMatic isn't suitable (like full departments in France).
Done. All administrative boundaries are allowed to be rendered as long as their bounding box isn't too big.
We should update the INSTALL file for Ubuntu Lucid and remove the INSTALL.Debian_unstable file. We should specify the version of each program we use.
During State of the Map 2010, a lot of person told us that we should make a small business out of creating (eventually custom) maps. We could use the opportunity of us being all together to discuss this topic further.
For Maxime P.: complete the server migration. Import completed on August 5th.
StreetIndex._compute_column_splitsover smaller font sizes until one works (or raise