I need to download the map of a county in California, for print AND web use. If possible, please advise (I have read that OSM has other tools/websites for easier download)? Also, if possible but must be done in segments, how can I later seamlessly connect the downloaded tile segment files together to create a single file (file format must be SVG; I am using InkScape)?

Lastly, for web use, can I create the ability to zoom in/out, or this requires extensive programming?

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asked 12 Dec '10, 00:35

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My answer is: use Maperitive, it can:

  • Generate bitmap tiles for the Web (then you need to use OpenLayers to show the map in the browser)
  • Generate SVGs
  • Generate bitmaps, even big ones.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2794/4457435423_c830ae0ea5_z.jpg

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answered 13 Dec '10, 08:01

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For making a printable map I advise you to look at the wiki for options. There are ways of stitching the png tiles together again to form a big map, or rendering your own map in svg format optionally tweaking the rendering to your liking.

As for a slippy map on a web site you can check out OpenLayers witch is the nice open source slippy map used on the main page.

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