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I have a raster layer that I would like to use as a basemap and overlay vector OSM data (cities and the such). I would also like to have the capabilities to view it offline on a Windows desktop computer, such as that the marginalia stays on the current screen when I zoom and pan, coordinates are accessible, etc. Perhaps what I'm looking for is an offline version of Google Maps, but stripped down since I am not concerned with editability. Is there a free/widely available way to do this?

I am currently playing around with ArcGIS-exported PDFs, which preserve geographic coordinates, but do not retain marginalia within the Adobe Reader viewing frame when I zoom in.

I started looking at the Software link, but have had no luck thus far.

asked 24 Apr '13, 23:10

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edited 24 Apr '13, 23:16

If you have your raster data in tiles and your OSM vector overlay in KML form then you can easily run an offline OpenLayers "website" (opening something like file:///my-usb-stick/index.html in your web browser). The Javascript/HTML needed for this is minimal, however bringing your data into a suitable form might require some work.

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answered 25 Apr '13, 08:09

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