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Hi all!

I want to create a fully customable map using openstreetmap. I need to change and add several stylings. Basically use the logic and mapping of OSM but with a complete different graphic design. I've checked the site but couldn't find too much help, at the end I found this useful site: learnosm. It seems that if you wish to customise a website you will need to use MapBox. MapBox is not a free service (The free service is pretty limited), so I wanted to know if there is a 100% free manner of customising a map.

The map will be interactive so TileMill is not an option I think.

Any suggestions?

asked 11 Jun '15, 10:31

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edited 11 Jun '15, 12:40

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scai ♦

It sounds like you want to set up your own tileserver. You don't have to use MapBox, if you feel up to it, you can install the software on your own machine. Another option is to use desktop software like Merkaartor. But that will not produce an interactive map.

If you want something interactive, you'll have to process the OSM data to get what you want, then you can use something like Leaflet to make an interactive map. It really depends on what you want to do, and what sort of "interactivity" you want.

However all this could be too complicated if you're not a programmer. uMap is another way to create an interactive web map

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answered 11 Jun '15, 11:18

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