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I need to generate some 1:50,000 scale military style maps.

Here is an example:

Here are the basic requirements:

  • 1: I do not need anything but static (georeferenced) map image files that I can either print to scale or ingest into a computer mapping system.
  • 2: Normal map tiles will not work. The output should be something similar to CADRG (it's going into a system called CPOF)
  • 3: I need a large amount of area (20,000 square kilometers) broken into 1600 square kilometer sized chunks.
  • 4: I'd like to see topo lines, water, roads and man-made features.
  • 5: At 1:50,000, 1 KM = 2 cm. Based on a quick estimate, I'm looking for an accuracy of 1 pixel = 2 meters.

I have downloaded a dataset from OSM. How do I start on this? What software would I use?

asked 27 Aug '15, 00:22

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James French
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edited 27 Aug '15, 00:22

Did you already inform yourself about rendering in our Wiki?

(27 Aug '15, 07:38) scai ♦

I downloaded and installed TopoMapCreator, since I don't have a Linux machine. Right now it's running a map process for me, it said it would take 3.5 hours to DL and process the data. It had a setting for 1:50,000, but I didn't see an options for overlaying MGRS grids onto the output.

(27 Aug '15, 09:10) James French
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