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    Seth Fitzsimmons
    @mojodna
    i know of some pieces that should go in it, but i think i want to share brainspace w/ @wonderchook and sara for a first/second pass. field experience will inform that as well.
    Kate Chapman
    @wonderchook
    meaning if there were the 40 scans to upload how to deal with that? I was almost picturing someway to use dropbox or something to get things uploaded
    Seth Fitzsimmons
    @mojodna
    “map ingredients” that can be composited
    oh, good idea
    let things churn in the background
    Kate Chapman
    @wonderchook
    yeah, maybe you would just then paste a link to your dropbox folder
    Ian Ross
    @ian-ross
    Possibly dumb question: is this styling going to be based on CartoCSS or something, so you can have composable styles? (e.g. greyish basemap, highlights for public transport)
    Seth Fitzsimmons
    @mojodna
    i’ll see how CartoDB handles Dropbox integration and ping @dalekunce / drishtie about how feasible that is
    @ian-ross yes
    mapstack.stamen.com kinda goes in that general direction
    ditto for the philosophy behind toner-background, toner-lines, toner-labels
    i’m thinking less generic w/ the ingredients so there’s a raster layer of “transportation features”, “POIs”, etc. (though labeling could be an issue). vector tiles have the potential to be part of the solution
    (digressing again and about to be in a meeting, so i’ll be distracted shortly)
    Ian Ross
    @ian-ross
    OK, Map Stack is quite nice. That just wasted a good five minutes...
    Seth Fitzsimmons
    @mojodna
    only 5?
    it must be rendering quickly ;-)
    Ian Ross
    @ian-ross
    So far. Bookmarked when needed for further procrastination.
    Seth Fitzsimmons
    @mojodna
    it needs more ingredients to be more interesting
    Kate Chapman
    @wonderchook
    I think I could procrastinate with doing weird things to the watercolor rendering for a long time
    Ian Ross
    @ian-ross
    One thing I've thought about a bit in other contexts is parameterisable models of "painterly" rendering of things, so you could have a knob to turn to go from Renaissance chalk drawings (à la Raphael and Leonardo) to naive Pieter Brueghel style, to colourful Futurist rendering (something like Umberto Boccioni), or anywhere in between. There's been some work done in using neural networks to capture parameterisations of painters' styles, and some people have managed to run those models backwards, to re-render photos in "painterly" style. Maps by van Gogh, anyone?
    Atlas rendering is working on the demo site now. I'll try to fix that GeoJSON thing later today or tomorrow.
    Kate Chapman
    @wonderchook
    sounds cool!
    I'll wander around the demo site a bit more
    and test it
    Ian Ross
    @ian-ross
    s/test/break/, probably!
    Alan McConchie
    @almccon
    :wave: @linzjax, following up on what @mojodna said, if you or anyone else wants to write any blog posts I can help to post them on http://fieldpapers.tumblr.com/ and elsewhere.
    Lindsey Jacks
    @linzjax
    Great, thanks! I'll let you know once it's finished
    Ian Ross
    @ian-ross
    Thanks, everyone. I think we have a good list of tasks for the next few days -- all the small changes @mojodna mentioned, the GeoJSON stuff, the UTM grid overlay, better layout of the map and grid controls and possibly switching to the MapZen geocoder. I know Seth said these things are just "polish", but they're all quite small issues that can make a reasonable difference to the look of the thing, so we'll try to get them done!
    Seth Fitzsimmons
    @mojodna
    yay!
    Robert Banick
    @rbanick
    hey @mojodna and Stamen friends, our team in Sri Lanka says good work on the new big map composer. "It's very nice"
    Seth Fitzsimmons
    @mojodna
    kudos → @linzjax
    awesome to hear
    i also deployed some minor changes to the task server that should keep it from getting back quite as much up (and to let OSM know that it’s Field Papers requesting tiles)
    Ian Ross
    @ian-ross
    I'm guessing there's no-one here today...?
    lukasHD
    @lukasHD
    Hey everybody,
    thanks for the 'in my opinion' best atlas renderer on the web. The only problem I have is the very visible compression of the pdf when printed. Even the logo in the top left corner has jpeg artefacts. labels on the maps are also quite pixelated
    lukasHD
    @lukasHD
    perhaps you want to add a dpi selection to the site. or check the compression settings of the pdf creator
    http://imgur.com/4fTcjzh here is a screenshot from a fresh generated atlas (http://fieldpapers.org/atlases/4qqttth4)
    Kate Chapman
    @wonderchook
    hi all, anyone around today?
    Ian Ross
    @ian-ross
    Just me...
    Kate Chapman
    @wonderchook
    we can make sure to talk through as many channels as possible in one day
    Ian Ross
    @ian-ross
    I've not sent you a pigeon yet.
    Kate Chapman
    @wonderchook
    I figured it was still flying
    Seth Fitzsimmons
    @mojodna
    i’m back from Ecuador on Saturday, so i’ll be able to make the next one.
    quality field observations (including a semi-fix for @lukasHD’s problem) that i’ll be writing up early next week.
    @lukasHD if the TMS you’re using supports higher zoom tiles, the artifacts improve
    they’re fundamentally from attempting to shrink the PDF (after it’s been created by pycairo) using JPEG compression of images
    agreed that it’s ugly. we can’t easily fix it now (other than feeding it higher zooms—it defaults to 18 for unregistered sources and uses https://github.com/fieldpapers/fp-web/blob/master/config/providers.json otherwise), but will definitely include it once we’re able to tackle updating the renderer
    Kate Chapman
    @wonderchook
    is anyone thinking about proposing Field Papers talks to State of the Map US? http://stateofthemap.us/
    we have a bit of time proposals are due on April 17th