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I would like to add a static map to e.g. a printed party invitation or blog post. But I would like it to look fancy so can't use the standard style shown on the website. Are there easy to use and install (wysiwyg) tools and programs to create and design some nice looking maps?

asked 12 Jul '10, 17:58

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In addition to the answer given at your other question you could look at Maperitive which is a desktop application which allows you to tweak the style of map quite finely. It is designed for generating static maps so it fits your use-case quite well.

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answered 12 Jul '10, 18:02

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I think QGIS can be useful, as it has many style elements ready to use and tweak. It can directly use PBF export files, which is very handy, since you can easily find them for interesting areas.

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answered 18 Dec '17, 04:23

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Yeah, if he wants it 'fancy' he'd better go with QGIS which can make very beautiful maps!

(18 Dec '17, 19:03) Privatemajory

While osmarender can be used to render your own map it's not wysiwyg, nor has a fancy default style. You can try if the osmarender-frontend is userfriendly enough for you needs, or you can have a look at Cloudmade's style editor.

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answered 12 Jul '10, 18:05

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