[OSM-newbies] Introducing Myself
gravitystorm at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 10:53:46 GMT 2008
On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 6:34 AM, Glenn Powers <glennpowers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello! I like to map things. I think the first map I made was for "Cave
> Adventure" on my Apple //c. I first learned about OpenStreetMap four
> years ago in Brussels @ VJ8. I'm still a newbie. After reading the osm
> wiki for the n-th time today, I finally figured out how cool osmarender is!
> I'm particularly interested in using GPS synchronized 3D magnetometers
> (RubiSyncs) to make maps. I have some ideas on how to do this on my wiki
> at http://meaning.com -- basically, RubiSyncs are like extremely
> accurate metal detectors.
> Although, right now I'm still trying to figure out how to get a "slippy
> map" working with a mysql 5.0 database, osmosis and osmarender.
You should have a look at the tiles at home project if you are interested
in helping create an osmarender-based map. It's extremely CPU
intensive so the only practical way to do this is by teaming up with
other people to make the map.
Alternatively, I can highly recommend investigating
postgis+mapnik+mod_tile, which is a much more efficient set of
technologies for making large-scale slippy maps and allows you to
create a world-wide map using only one machine. This technology stack
is what powers tile.openstreetmap.org, the cycle layer and the
different layers from CloudMade, amongst others.
Both are documented on the wiki - good starting points are:
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