[OSM-talk] Printed map books
penorman at mac.com
Sun Feb 19 09:36:50 GMT 2012
Pdfatlas appears to use a custom rendering language, and I'd rather avoid
that. It also hasn't been updated in 5 years.
What I'm considering writing is a set of python scripts that build the map
with mapnik and then piece the pages together. Do you think inkscape is the
easiest way to build the PDFs from the command line?
From: Graham Jones [mailto:grahamjones139 at gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 1:08 AM
To: Steve Bennett
Cc: Paul Norman; talk at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Printed map books
The two 'townguide' ones are mine, but the demonstration web service at
townguide.webhop.net is not working, sorry (had a little disk crash a year
ago, and never quite got around to putting it back together...)
Getting a nice printable booklet working has been on my todo list for ages -
there is a rough implementation of it in the townguide code, but that is
really a proof of concept rather than a finished work. I must admit to
not developing townguide recently, but if there is demand for this, I will
have a go at getting a booklet implementation working....you will have to
give me a few weeks though, but the code is all open source, so if you would
like to work on it, I can explain how it works.
I think there is another option called pdfatlas - This is aiming to do
something similar, but I failed to get it working when I tried - can't
remember why though - worth searching on the OSM wiki for it.
On 19 February 2012 08:55, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
I asked about this a while ago on the thread "Generating a street
directory from OSM?" and got some good answers. Some relevant links
that came up:
On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 7:10 PM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
> In my car I still use a printed map book, which I'd like to replace with
> using OSM data and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.
> The features I consider requirements are
> - Tiled pages with an index map at the front of the book
> - Arrows on each page indicating the number of the adjacent pages
> I'd also like
> - A street index at the back, indicating the street, city, map page and
> I've looked at the wiki, but all of the programs I saw used osmarender
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