In response to a previous query about printing high resolution maps (300dpi) I was told to consider a rendering service like Mapsomatic. I have gone to their website but have not been able to use their service. There are no instructions and I have asked for help and gotten no response. How do I use mapsomatic?

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I guess you mean MapOSMatic, correct? Where did you ask for help?

(15 Mar '16, 20:20) aseerel4c26 ♦

For me http://www.maposmatic.org/ shows a red box on the left side mentioning "The GIS database is not available. Renderings cannot be processed at this time." Which means that the service is not working currently, you only can get into the rendering queue. I guess you could advance until the step " Waiting for rendering to begin... ", right?

There are many alternatives.

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edited 15 Mar '16, 22:12

Thanks. I input a place and I get options preceded by an icon; either a palm tree or a train on tracks.I have not been able to select an choices.

I click on geographic area and get an area below in red with a triangle saying too big to render.

It makes sense that the database is unavailable--but I never get a red box.

What benefit does the service provide?

Thanks again.

(15 Mar '16, 21:19) Mother Earth...

I have linked an image of the red box in my answer above.

The location selection by entering a name does not work for me, too. Currently. If you select "geographic area" you need to zoom in enough - then the "too big to render" vanishes. However, as said, you will not but successful with anything at this service due to its temporary(?) downtime. I would just try another printing option.

(15 Mar '16, 22:17) aseerel4c26 ♦
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