New skin and new features

Pistes-nordiques.org is already preparing next winter, major changes arecoming to the site.

Change list

  • Piste tile layer

New mapnik layer to show crosscountry ski pistes with lower browser burden.The vector layer can now be found in ‘Interactive mode’.

  • New rendering style

The pistes are now shown colored from their groundtruth marking color.Difficulty is noted with icons.

  • 8-day snow cover

Thanks to the NCDIS Modis data processing,low-zoom tiles show the world snow cover about 1 to 2 weeks ago (find exactdates in About’ menu).

In July 2012

In april 2012

  • Base map

By default, the base map is courtesy of Mapquest, whose light style fit particularlywell with our winter practise. Switch to Openstreetmap style via the menu.

Under the hood: Mapnik 2.0.1, Postgres9.1, Postgis 2.0, Openlayer 2.12.

There is still some room for improvement, and surely you will find some bughere and there, keep in mind that every apsect of the site will be polished inthe following months.

And if you want to help in translation, check thoses files, complete them or provideyours!

NOTE: No update is automated yet !

Yves

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