Here at F!nd, were extremely excited to welcome our newest member to the team, YiTin.
YiTin has three years of work experience as a GIS data specialist. Before joining F!nd Maps, she worked for the Greater London Authority, promoting data transparency in Planning.
YiTin’s professional duties within the F!nd team will include database management, data update and map creation. She will also be responsible for liaising with data suppliers and dealing with data requests.
YiTin enjoys cooking and travelling. She is also a cat person although she doesn’t own one.
This second Find data blogpost is to explain how
Ordnance Survey created a stylesheet
to make the Open
Map Local backdrop style map
not only visually pleasing, but easy to understand as well.
Stylesheet is code that, when applied to geographic data, determines
the visual appearance of the content. Once added in Geoserver and
connected to the
relevant layers, a
proper map can be displayedthrough a WMS
To style OS Open Map Local in
the ‘backdrop’ theme, different
requested for each layer depending of geometry and classification -
building, river, road, etc. In this blogpost, polygon with building,
line with road and points
with London Underground logo will be presented
building, the stylesheet
is simple with just minimum and maximum scale limit and color defined
by HEX code color.
To style line data as
and maximum scale rules are
used. The rule
for A Road is defined with the LineSymbolizer. Color is specified via
HEX code color, width of line in pixel (12 pixels), stroke-linecap
parameter renders the ends of line as rounded instead of flat and the
stroke-linejoin parameter renders the
junction with other line as rounded.
is set with TextSymbolizer with different parameters: Font,
LabelPlacement, Halo, Fill, VendorOption.
set identifies font family, font size and font weight.
set defines label position in regard
to the line in
pixels. In the
case of A Roads
PerpendicularOffset is set to the default,
which is 0. A
positive value displaces upwards, a negative value downwards.
set characterizes a halo
around the font
with radius in pixels
and fill with HEX code color.
set identifies label color with HEX
option sets is a
Geoserver specific option composed of
allow labels to overlap (negative
value) or add
extra space around labels (positive
forces the labels
to follow the curve of the line
display of a
single label for multiple features in a logical group
sets the maximum angle, in degrees, between two characters. Used in
conjunction with followLine.
controls the displacement of the label along the
line. This option avoids conflict by using alternate location with
pixels along the line.
how often a label
along a line.
London Underground Station:
To style a point
with the London
underground logo, the
stylesheet uses a
link to an
external SVG filewhich contains the London
underground logo. In this case only minimum and maximum scale are
determined and SVG size. This method can be
used for any complex object that cannot be created using standard
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