which server should I use for downloading map from openstreetmap.in . I am using this map in COSMCtrl in VC++2010 MFC application.

asked 01 Jun '17, 08:24

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I'd not heard of COSMCtrl before, but a quick web search suggests it just displays OSM map tiles.

Most servers don't like people bulk downloading from them, because it prevents server resources from being used by people who just want to browse 1 or 2 tiles.

In the case of openstreetmap.in, you'll need to check with them whether your tile downloading would be a problem, though the "using this map" link suggests that your use might be acceptable.

Another option would be to create map tiles yourself. There are a few ways to do this - https://switch2osm.org/manually-building-a-tile-server-16-04-2-lts/ describes how to set up your own server that isn't dependent on any external map data servers; and openstreetmap.in is created using Mapbox tools.

If you want your map to include the "claimed" rather than the "actual" boundaries of India, read this diary entry by PlaneMad, the same person behind openstreetmap.in, for some information about how to do that.

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