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Create a custom printable map (Tourist or wall map) using Openstreetmap Data.

 

This tutorial will guide you to make your own custom printable map (png format). You can make your own map before going for vacation or even hang your town’s map on the wall for free!

You can find tools and software used in this tutorial in the “Tools” Page of Cymps.com.

Difficulty: Easy
Platform: Windows
Reference: Tutorial 1: Create a custom non-routable map for Garmin devises using Openstreetmap Data.

In this tutorial we will create a map of Limassol (Cyprus). The geographical data will be obtained from Openstreetmap.


OpenStreetMap creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth. You can become a member for free and support this excellent project.




Step 1

Download the data from OpenStreetMap

Follow Step1 and Step2 form Tutorial 1: Create a custom non-routable map for Garmin devises using Openstreetmap Data.
(You must create an osm file - For this example limassol.osm) (click to download)


Step 2

Download, Extract and run Kosmos

About Kosmos: Kosmos is a lightweight OpenStreetMap (OSM) map rendering platform developed by Igor Brejc (User:Breki). The primary/supported platform for Kosmos is Windows. You need to have Microsoft .NET 2.0 (available here) installed on your computer in order to run Kosmos.

1.Download latest version (example is for version 2.1.21.0)

2. Run program form /Kosmos/Gui/Kosmos.Gui.exe


Step 3

Load Data

1. File --> New Project

2. Select your file (limassol.osm)

3. Export map to image (File --> Export map to bitmap)

4. Select zoom Factor (resolution) and click export.


Step 4

Print and enjoy your holidays (or hang on your wall!)

(file created: limassol.png) (click to download)