[OSM-talk] Custom rendering of a small map
acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 19:15:53 BST 2010
FYI WikiTravel offers instructions on how to create a 'WikiTravel
Style' Map (using OSM data)
(the instructions require super-human powers, that i dont have yet,
but others might be able to translate it to "WikiMap for Dummies" :-)
And thank you Gervase for pointing out that you can export a SVG from OSM.
And using Inkscape to play. You can also SaveAs an OpenOffice file,
then play with it a bit more in OpenOffice Draw and add in map keys &
other map stuff. (changing colour of the polygons & line types
etc.) & breaking apart & grouping the areas etc.
I use Marble Desktop as it has a nice Mapnik Legend that is easy to
copy & move it round the page (using 'PrtScr' button on the keyboard
with Windows paint (or Equivenent Linux program) and paste it there
and just select what you like & paste it in the OpenOffice Draw
document to work with.
Hope that helps,
On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 9:46 AM, Gary68 <gary at gary68.de> wrote:
> dear ian,
> could you please be a little bit more precise what you don't like at
> osmarender and especially mapgen.pl?
> of course a lot of appearance is defined in the style file and the
> symbols being used - i didn't spend much time there! (i was challenged
> by the render engine). it (mapgen) is not aimed to be a fully blown
> renderer - however if it's possible i might implement some improvements.
> On Sat, 2010-06-05 at 07:53 -0500, Ian Dees wrote:
>> n Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 4:09 AM, Gervase Markham <gerv-gmane at gerv.net>
>> I'd like to render a map of about a square mile or so of the
>> town of
>> Bromley, in Kent, for the information sheet for my wedding in
>> August (yay!).
>> I want to make the map, then remove a few bits which I don't
>> need and
>> add stuff to it like bigger labels on some important POIs like
>> church and the nearest station. I want it to look
>> This is just the sort of thing OSM should be good for, or so I
>> hope :-)
>> My first effort involved an SVG export of the Mapnik image
>> from the main
>> website. This is pretty good; the only problem is that the
>> roads are
>> unnecessarily narrow and so the road names are small and hard
>> to read.
>> I'd like pretty much that map, except with wider roads and
>> bigger text.
>> It would take an age to change it all manually in the SVG.
>> What are my
>> options for a custom render?
>> - Mapnik: requires an incredible amount of setup, according to
>> the wiki
>> - Osmarender: It's ugly. Sorry, but it is.
>> - mapgen.pl: Same.
>> - Kosmos: I'm on Linux, and it only really runs on Windows.
>> - Cobra: development seems dead.
>> - Cartagen: It does road labels square on, which I don't like.
>> - Cloudmade: initially, this seemed really promising. They
>> have a
>> variety of styles, and I probably could make
>> one with wider roads, but the Terms of Service are so long
>> complex, and say "don't do anything with this data that
>> isn't your
>> own personal use" about three times in different ways, so I
>> assume I
>> can't use it.
>> Any ideas? Is there an online service to which one can submit
>> a Mapnik
>> style sheet and get back a rendering of a small area?
>> I'm interested in this, too, because I want to draw OSM data in my car
>> computer as a sort of GPS satnav/realtime editor.
>> Dane (of Mapnik fame) suggested I use Mapnik with the OSM data plugin.
>> That cuts out the majority of the setup time due to PostGIS install
>> and import of OSM data.
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