[talk-au] Generating good looking PDF/SVG maps?

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Wed Jun 16 21:54:44 BST 2010


On Thu, 17 Jun 2010, Ben Kelley wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> Does anyone have any pointers for generating high quality PDF or SVG maps
> (suitable for printing)?
> 
> I have a couple of use cases in mind:
> 
> * My other half would love a large (e.g. A0 size) printed street map. I
> have found places that can print that size from PDF, but I'm not sure how
> to generate the file.
> 
> * It would be handy to be able to make a printed map for the BUG (Bicycle
> User's Group) I'm in (and presumably others). A straight OSM->PDF process
> would work in some situations (like what mapsomatic does, but with the
> cycle map rendering rules). For others SVG would be better (so the
> resulting map can be enhanced).
> 
> My current thinking is that Mapnik would be the best tool for this.
> 
> Does anyone know of some step-by-step instructions that would help with
> this?
> 
>  - Ben.
Have you looked at http://www.maposmatic.org/




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