[OSM-talk] Own maps with hill shading and routes using mapnik

Igor Brejc igor.brejc at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 08:11:30 BST 2008

Nice effort, good to have such information in one place. As for other 
techniques, I've just posted a Kosmos-rendered map of the same (and very 
beautiful, BTW) place: 

I used standard rules: 


Holger Schöner wrote:
> Hello,
> [sorry for the first mail, it should have gone to talk-de ...]
> A project, which I am pursuing since some weeks now is the rendering of own 
> maps using mapnik, which include contour lines, hill shading, bicycle and 
> hiking routes, and highway=path. This has cost me quite some time, and some 
> parts now only work because of lucky discoveries. So I started to write up 
> the relevant steps in an own wiki page, to ease this process for others who 
> might have similar interests:
>         http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/HikingBikingMaps
> Currently, the data preprocessing is described more or less completely. 
> Adaptations to the default mapnik styles will follow soon.
> My work was inspired by the great progress of the cycle map (thanks a lot to 
> the authors!).
> Feedback will be appreciated, of course. And maybe someone has some ideas, 
> how the maps can be further improved, or can even contribute some technique 
> or implementation ...
> Yours,
> Holger Schoener
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