[Talk-us] Creating PDF maps

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Jun 28 07:22:30 BST 2012


On 06/28/2012 04:39 AM, Clifford Snow wrote:
> Can someone point me to an easy to use resource to create a map in a pdf
> file?  For example, Discovery Park in Seattle is a great resource.  It
> has Puget Sound on the west side, great trails, hidden ponds, a cultural
> center, a veteran's cemetery, playgrounds, a some of the best views of
> the Olympic Mountains.  I'd like to produce a map that could be sent out
> showing what's offered.  I could just grab a screen shot, but Mapnik
> doesn't show all of the amenities.

You could check out the Maperitive software (for Windows, or Linux with 
Mono) which allows you to save your map as SVG, and you can then make 
good PDFs from that. Maperitive has its own styling language and comes 
with a number of ready-made styles where you will probably have add 
extra rules for the details you care about.

Other options: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_on_Paper


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