Can I use OSM data as layer in my WMS server and show it as overlay on top of bluemarble in OpenLayers?

asked 22 Jul '13, 14:56

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You can use OSM data but you will need suitable styling rules for your WMS to make OSM data appear like a nice map. Check out https://github.com/mapserver/basemaps if your WMS is a UMN MapServer, or search the web for suitable stylings and import rules if you use a different WMS.

There are existing WMS servers with OSM data that you can use; some are free, some cost money. Some cover all of the world, some just a part. Some are updated regularly, some just twice a year. See our Wiki for details.

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answered 22 Jul '13, 15:45

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Thank you for the quick response. We have a home-grown WMS server, which serves up base imagery. What we are missing is map-like overlay with geonames, roadways, etc. I was hoping we could adapt OSM data for this purpose.

(23 Jul '13, 15:34) gjw01
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