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I put offline Wikipedia dumps with Xowa wiki reader onto huge thumb drives & distribute to a niche people without online access. Similarly, I wish to package the entire OpenStreetMap data of a particular country along with a user friendly map viewer (would be nice to do basic trip routing/planning; GPS navigating is not needed). Question 1: Are there any such open-source offline packages already available somewhere? or will become available? If not, what strategy or basic plan would you recommend if I need to compile all this myself? I can get easily get PBF files of a country from But how go from there? I am not interested in editing maps, but I would need something to decompress the PBF's for some map viewers. I love Marble's interface, but not sure if it contains the backend routing and will it be fast enough? Most of my clients use Windows but I like to also avail for the other platforms if possible. I would appreciate what might be a simple outline how this could be accomplished.

asked 20 Nov '15, 23:00

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There are numerous possible ways to achieve your goal and it is a bit difficult to give an answer without knowing more about your environment. T would suggest having a look at the various software lists and libraries listed in our wiki

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answered 20 Nov '15, 23:46

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You can take a look at

That project has a similar goal to yours. I just remembered that post, I don't know about it beyond that.

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answered 20 Nov '15, 23:10

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Thank you, this lead may help me.

(20 Nov '15, 23:49) Sams Maps
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answered 21 Nov '15, 11:15

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