v4.13 winter theme revamp: feedback for cross country skiing
In the blog post for v4.13, the new winter theme was announced. Interesting 🙂 I tried it, see it as a good start, and here some feedback what I would like as further improvement 🙂
a) I would like some indication of pistes already in 2 lower zoom levels, so I can find pistes with much less panning around in high zoom level. IMHO, it's absolutely OK to display only an icon/point instead the track which is probably looking weird on that zoom level.
b) I would like to see how difficult a cross country ski piste is, i.e. blue/red/black and the current cyan for anything else (no information, unexpected value,...). That helps to estimate whether it's worth looking into details of a certain piste. These 3 colors are used in Germany, by LoMaps for downhill pistes, by OAM Element winter fork, and OsmAnd. It seems they are also used in Austria and Switzerland, but I am not sure. To avoid confusion with downhill pistes, an icon could be repeated every 200-300pixels to tell them apart, or the cross county pistes may mainly stay cyan but have a blue/red/black dot or slash every few pixels.
c) Do you see a simple way to show meta information for pistes? I mean a table with piste details (classic/skating, oneway, amount of lanes, network, operator, URL,...) similar as the existing table for LoPoints. So maybe, in winter theme, you could simply add a "virtual" LoPoint every 300 Pixels along a piste – allowing to re-use the existing logic, GUI etc. and being much more detailed than xctrails.org's top banner.