I am newbie to open street maps and I am planning to use it on my 4th year project in the university. I plan to get a map dump and host it inside my own server. I need to know what server software are there which can be used to host that dump and generate tile images from it.

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asked 13 Jan '13, 09:01

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The switch2osm site is probably the best place to start. Among other things it describes how to set up a tile server. I'd actually suggest the "manual build" instructions so that you can see step-by-step what's happening.

Once you've done that, you want to experiment with other rendering software, but I'd at least go through this process first so that questions like "what's actually in the database" and "how are tiles organised" pop up naturally as you do it.

There's also information in the OSM wiki (such as here) but I'd start with the switch2osm site first.

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