generalization and map rendering demo
This map demonstrates cartographic generalization techniques applied to web map rendering. Generalization of the coastlines is done using the coastline_gen tool.
A more detailed explanation on the importance of generalization in map rendering can be found in my essay on coastline generalization. Also available is a description of the process of generalizing rivers and lakes.
If you want to render your own maps using a generalized coastline you can download a set of coastline vectors for zoom levels 1 to 8 based on OpenStreetMap data.
Using data from: OpenStreetMap contributors (ODbL), viewfinderpanoramas.org, NASA, GLFC, NOAA, NSIDC, CanVec, tiles CC-BY-SA – find out more