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How do I render OSM data using Mapnik. I searched google and found some stuff, but find those guides are either not complete or not easy to follow. Could someone write a complete and easy to follow guide on rendering with Mapnik

I want to be able to render maps that work with Locus pro on Android.

If anyone can think of an easier method than Mapnik, please say. I do want to have a go at Mapnik but I don't have a clue where to start.#

I have tried to use Osmosis but don't know how to use it. I don't like the command line. Is there Osmosis with GUI renderer.

EDIT: I have also tried TileMill. The only thing is where can I get a stylesheet that matches Mapnik, could I use that Mapnik style directly. If you can, where do I get the stylesheet from.

How do I load OpenStreetMap data into TileMill?

asked 06 Mar '14, 15:25

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edited 17 Mar '14, 13:33


What guides have you tried following so far?

(06 Mar '14, 15:34) SomeoneElse ♦

Have you looked at the options at

(06 Mar '14, 15:36) neuhausr

If you want to render for locus, did you try the methods described at Locus in our wiki?

(08 Mar '14, 00:01) aseerel4c26 ♦

TileMill is a map design application that uses Mapnik as its rendering component. You could use this to generate your map as a standalone application, or in conjunction with a MapBox account if you need tile hosting services.

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answered 11 Mar '14, 18:25

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There is a detailed description on TopoMapCreator about How to render OSM data with TileMill on Windows.

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answered 01 Nov '14, 10:07

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