[OSM-dev] [OSM] Informations about osmarender for Google SoC

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Tue Mar 25 14:08:03 GMT 2008

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Mario wrote:
| Hi all again! :)
| As Sebastian told me, I'm writing in the dev list (for 80n to reply ;))
| for more informations about Osmarender.
| Before I can deeply and technically explore what can I do, I wish to ask
| you some general questions.
| It's not very clear to me what "osmarender frontend" should be
directed to:

This isn't neccesarily related to anything others have said, but I would
like the following:

I would like a thing on OSM.org that lets me select an area from the
slippy map with a draggable box (like the shift-drag feature), but
instead of just zooming, took me to a page where I can choose from a few
style options and parameters and download an SVG that I can load into
inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, Xara Xtreme or whatever to edit and then
print. It would use Osmarender on the server, but not need me to
download or understand anything special.

I'd be able to choose a paper size and style from a higher level of zoom
than the level I selected the map at so that more detail is shown - font
sizes etc. should be optimized for printing at 300dpi.

If it could have a PDF download option built in, that would be great
too, but svg would be a great start.

Other maps e.g. Google can never offer this kind of functionality - it
would put us miles ahead.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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