OpenStreetMap contributor Komяpa has found a way to render 3D
buildings with Mapnik. Famous Ostankino tower (drawn by Hind) looks
very real! It even has a shadow. Discussion in Russian and more
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This is a Featured image, which means that it has been identified as
one of the best examples of OpenStreetMap mapping, or that it provides
a useful illustration related to the OpenStreetMap project.
If you know another image of similar quality, you can nominate it at
I remember there is a principle said ***’don’t tag for rendering’***. I think this technique breaks the principle.
Check the details and see what you think. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tagging_for_the_renderer
nice one mr cat! I like it