Changing of histor-style - the 2nd

Posted by histor on 17 January 2020 in German (Deutsch).

Here we have some new road-colours - and not more this “not to see”-green for the trunk-roads, if the road is between green landscape. Is this new “#ff69be” (in the colour-table named as “hot pink”) too much hot? May be we can make it a little bit lesser dominant. Primary now is “#ffa501” and secondary “ffff01”, which means nearly plain yellow. The colour of motorways (blue’) and tertiary and lesser roads and pathes are unchanged.

Sure there is some smoothing-work to do (the ref-shields and some pieces over bridges).

The garden-pattern has now colour #77e72f as iiEarth has suggested.

Next step will be a seperate colour for freight-railways. We already have blue for subways, green for commuter-rails, red for hi-speed trains. Can we drop the green for the commuters and use it for freight-rails or did you think, we need a seperate colour for both? And if yes, which?

see [] as test

Comment from zhenkang on 17 January 2020 at 12:14

I think freight can be black or grey.

Comment from Martinawa on 17 January 2020 at 14:34

I’d say this colouring for roads is definitely too bright. I’d rather make changes on these to look a little bit more pale-ish, while still distinguishable.

Comment from histor on 17 January 2020 at 17:00

@zhenkiang: what do you mean to brown? @ Martinawa: Indeed the trunk-road can be lesser bright. For thre trunk-road I try to avoid a red tone. May be we can follow the rainbow as pink for motorway, blue for trunk, orange for primary and yellow for secondary?

Comment from iiEarth on 17 January 2020 at 18:55

This may be slightly off-topic, but what is a ‘tidalway’?

Comment from histor on 17 January 2020 at 19:02

Tidalway is a marker along a way, which can only be gone (or drive) at ebbtide. This are most high 3 to 5 m and at top some branches of wood for orientation in the tidal land. See please [].

Comment from whateversusan on 17 January 2020 at 20:25

It really is too bright. And the color scheme is a little too like the default in some ways as it is right now.

Comment from Fluffr_Nuttr on 17 January 2020 at 21:56

I’m fine with the new garden color, btw.

Comment from histor on 17 January 2020 at 22:05

@Whateversusan: I like the color-scheme in the topo-style. I hope, at next update we get nearer to a more neutral design. But the motorways - I think - will stay blue.

@Fluffr_Nuttr: thanks. Then we let it in this colour.

Comment from Fluffr_Nuttr on 17 January 2020 at 22:05

Otherwise, I’m agreeing with whateversusan- make everything a bit less bright (mainly the yellow and pink), but keep the style unique.

Comment from histor on 17 January 2020 at 23:14

There is some testing necessary. It is not only the colour as such - but how is a road to identificate among woods, farmland and other. It is a difference, if you have a mapped landscape or a white land only with roads. So seen the yellow per se is a good colour for streets - see the topo-style. But indeed the “hot pink” will be changed. May be “coral” = #ff7f50 (as here [] )

Comment from zhenkang on 17 January 2020 at 23:20

I did not say brown. I said either black or grey for the railway freight lines. Anuway, I also agree the colours are too bright and inappropriate for the layer. Honestly I hope the colours can be more similar to the one in JOSM.

Comment from histor on 17 January 2020 at 23:52

@Zhenkiang: I think, a line in black or dark gray is the normal and unspecific image of a railway. It says not specially: “I am a freight track”. If we will have a special design for freight-lines, then we should change this colour to something individuel for freight. Red and blue is often junctioned with hi-speed and subway. So we may take green for freight und let the former green colour for commuter-lines again become the common black?

What is your favorite colour for trunks? (But please - not green)

Comment from zhenkang on 18 January 2020 at 00:12

@Histor. Then I suggest using dark green for freight. Then keep using green for normal rail.

Comment from iiEarth on 18 January 2020 at 00:37

Looks nice, just some dimming would be great.

Also, why are bridges coloured differently than the original road? Looks off.

Comment from histor on 18 January 2020 at 00:55

@Zhenkiang: Dark green (“oliv”) for freight I think is a good choice. May be the commuters then can get an dark orange or a light brown.

@ iiEarth: The same question I ask myself since two days. I am digging in the code. Hope dies last.

Comment from Tahadagal on 20 January 2020 at 03:27

Honestly i feel like roads should have 1 color, so i would just make it maybe like purple-ish color?

Comment from zhenkang on 20 January 2020 at 06:13

Also another suggestion: is it possible to feature flag poles on the map? This is also crucial sometimes for embassies, plazas and central pedestrian squares.

Comment from histor on 20 January 2020 at 07:14

@zhenkang: Yes

Comment from histor on 20 January 2020 at 13:43

Here it is - zoom 16 and more and the usual tagging = “man_made=flagpole” []

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