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Hello, I'm new to OpenStreetMap. In my first OSM project I'm having a big bite. I (somehow) need to integrate a printed city map of Zagreb (Croatia) from year 1941 and then draw some areas, lines and markers and publish that on my website as an interactive map. Is there a way to do that using OSM? What is the procedure? I suppose that 1941 map firstly have to be scanned, then converted to vector. And then what? I've heard of Openlayers, MapBox but I didn't go into that since I don't know how to even start.

Could that be done using OSM?

Thank you :)

asked 03 Jul '15, 09:07

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OpenStreetMap is a database, and what you want is not data but software.

You might want to use OpenLayers, and/or perhaps a service like to make your scanned map match up with reality (and serve it as tiles or WMS to display in OpenLayers - conversion to vector data neither required nor recommended), however none of this has anything to do with OpenStreetMap.

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answered 03 Jul '15, 09:12

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You can scan the map an georeference it with If you have to scan it in several parts you have to stitch them together which can be done with map warper or e.g. with hugin (which is extremely limited and uncomfortable).

Then you can use OpenLayers to display the georeferenced image as a draggable map and show the map features you want to show in another layer above. These Features could be from a GPX file or you draw them as vectors.

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answered 03 Jul '15, 10:14

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