Map Label Style Manual
When we cannot fit the full, formal name of feature we can often label a shorter version.
For example: "USA" is an abbreviation of "United States of America".
For over 3,000 abbreviations for general map features and roads, and couple thousand city nicknames specifically:
Once we have a collection of long label and shorter fallback label, we need to actually try placing them on the map.
Use more than one font face, style, size, and color:
- Tk tk tk
We include several python scripts in the
tools directory for implementing the label and abbreviation logic described in this repo.
#Related software projects
- Dymo - Map point label placer with simulated annealing.
- Skeletron - Generalizes collections of lines. Useful for 2x carriageway roads (like divided highways or boulevards).
- Mapnik 2.0 -
Webster's Geographical Dictionary - Convenient alphabetical listing of more than 54,000 entries
By Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso with assists form Mike Migurski.