[OSM-talk] Large OSM "globe" style images

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Wed Feb 18 02:46:03 GMT 2009


Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> writes:

> Hi,
>
>     this is probably a niche application but I have just played around a 
> bit with the aim to create large (as in 5000x5000 pixel or bigger) 
> globe-shaped images with tiles at home tiles.
>
> On a whole-world level, tiles at home tiles give a better impression of 
> "where we have something" than the Mapnik ones. But Marble, which 
> creates nice "globe" pictures, uses Mapnik, so I modified Marble's tile 
> source and after that tricked Marble into running on a virtual 5000x5000 
> desktop so I could grab a nice image off of it.
>
> Here is an example:
>
> http://www.remote.org/frederik/tmp/marble.jpg

I like it!

Matthias




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