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Monday, January 31, 2011

Notation coventions for QGIS: Roads

As you may know, old_bibigon and I are working at the project for notation conventions for QGIS. Symbols are created for the current stable release of the QGIS - 1.6.0-4.3.

I would like to show you the draft of the symbols for roads.

Symbols for roads (draft)

There are 2 scale versions for each symbol. The scale is marked at the end of the symbol's name. For example "...50k-100k" means that this symbol designed for scales of 1:50 000 and 1:100 000.  

Because of the possibility to create the same symbol in different ways, some symbols at the picture above (3rd and 4th at the 2nd line from the bottom for example) were designed in several versions. These symbols look different, even if they were not supposed to. One version has the exact parameters of its size, but has a lack of contrast and the other looks more attractive for it contrast (the colours are actually the same for the both versions) but there are some issues with the offset settings: seems that there are different units for the offset and width settings.

Some notation conventions (as embankments  - 4th in the 4th line from the top, tunnels, etc.) will be created only as an examples and won't be adjusted for each type of road - the user will do it if needed.

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