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Hi OSM users,

My need is to replace Google Maps in an application to an offline maps system. OSM sounds very interesting. The application does not need any detail maps. 500.000 (overview) and 50.000 (detail). Just sample values.

The idea is to download map data with less information for a large area. Let say Scandinavia.

As a complete newbie I need to know if this is possible or if I should look in another direction.

Thanks very much in advanced for any information.

Best regards Stephan Cassel

asked 23 Nov '12, 11:46

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edited 23 Nov '12, 11:49

For offline use, you´ll need to prerender all the tiles in your desired area. Note that the higher the zoom, the more space you will need to save the tiles. See switch2osm website for an explanation of what tiles are and how to build a dynamic tile server. Then you can just render all the tiles you need, and save them for offline use. Alternatively, you can ask a third-party osm provider like mapbox to render your tiles, or use a tool like tillemill.

Once you have your tiles, display them using Leaflet, OpenLayers, or some native code in your app.

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answered 23 Nov '12, 12:22

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Thanks Vincent for valuable information Br Stephan

(23 Nov '12, 12:55) SCassel

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