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I use OpenCPN, a simple chart viewer for open digital charts. I need an identical product for using OSM on land. The functionality is simple. Display map, zoom, pan. level of detail to be scale related - exactly the way OSM displays on your website.Plug a USB GPS mouse into a USB port - tell the software what port the GPS signal is coming from and a symbol showing your location displays against the map background. The mapping needs to be downloaded and stored on the laptop, ie. no internet reception while operating and the map viewing software needs to read and display acceptably rendered mapping without editing or transformations from the download. Geographic extent - Island of Ireland initially and particularly Dublin City.Is such a piece of map viewing software freely available?

asked 24 Jan '13, 19:10

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edited 25 Jan '13, 00:52

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It may be relevant which operating system you like to use (just use the "edit" link to add it to your text).

(25 Jan '13, 00:51) aseerel4c26 ♦

I'm quite a fan of Marble. It works on Linux/OSX/Windows and some mobile OSes, can pre-download tiles or use a .osm map extract of offline viewing, or a routing file for offline routing, can read from a GPS device, display kml/gpx tracks, and create/customize new map (even non-osm ones). All that while keeping a simple interface and starting fast. It is my prefered way to view OSM maps.

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answered 25 Jan '13, 09:06

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It depends what system you are using. On my Windows Mobile smartphone, I use OSMTracker for that purpose (despite it's originally a GPS tracker, but I simply ignore the tracking functionality). For other software, there is an extensive overview on the wiki.

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answered 25 Jan '13, 01:27

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