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I want to create an overview map of the Netherlands. I made some detailed maps of parts, but now i want 1 big map that covers the whole thing but not with a lot of details.
I used osmosis & maperative to create the detailed maps, but i think that maperative can't handle maps that size.

Is there a smart/simple way to do this? any suggestions?

ps: Oh yeah, the end result must be a .bmp or something like that.


asked 29 Mar '11, 16:27

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First of all you will have to try which renderer can handle such a big data amount like the whole Netherlands, look at Rendering.

Then you have to serach for a possibility to generate such a big bitmap, or vector graphic, hints can be found here: OSM_on_Paper

Or consult one of the commercial services.

Additionaly you can try to shrink the osm-files with Osmfilter or Osmosis or something else before processing in a renderer.

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answered 29 Mar '11, 16:46

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edited 29 Mar '11, 19:15


As is said in in the question: Create a wall map of an area you can use BigMap. It's ok to use especially if you can use the perl command line tool.

Basically you just

  1. choose the area
  2. choose the zoom level, to get the detail you want
  3. copy the tile url at top-right and bottom-left
  4. run bigmap with these values.
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answered 30 Mar '11, 14:14

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