[OSM-talk] Custom rendering of a small map

Gervase Markham gerv-gmane at gerv.net
Sun Jun 6 15:44:41 BST 2010

On 06/06/10 13:52, Seventy 7 wrote:
> Yes, Maperitive would be ideal. Although the SVG export is not yet done,
> quality (ie large) bitmaps can be done with a "scale" command to smooth
> out pixellation.

I got as far as getting it running (it needs System.Window.Forms; on 
Ubuntu, run
sudo apt-get install libmono-winforms*
) and managed, through typing "zoom-out" and "zoom-in" about 50 times 
each, to get to the right area of the map, and downloaded the OSM data. 
But, not wanting to knock the hard work of you or others, even before I 
looked at making style changes, it seemed fairly clear that the text 
rendering wasn't nearly as nice as Mapnik's.

I'm developing a whole new appreciation of how hard it is to write a map 
renderer which produces beautiful maps!

> You might also like to have a look at Maposmatic
> http://www.maposmatic.org/ as it has SVG export.

That seems just to produce SVG of the default Mapnik style, which I can 
already get from http://www.openstreetmap.org/.


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