is creating my own OSM website easy to do? if there upto date info on doing an install as all stuff online seems to be out of date I wish to create my own map with specific data rather than everything OSM currently has.

I have a spare hard drive and pc so can install any OS i need

asked 19 Jun '17, 12:55

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edited 19 Jun '17, 12:56

"Map" can mean many things of course, but let's imagine that it means "a slippy map a bit like the one that you see at" There's a lot of information at Specifically for a rendering server, see here. For using tiles, as well as the section of, see also the examples and documentation at

You say "My own map with specific data". If that's geographic data for a specific area, then you can probably find what you want here. The British Isles download is about 1Gb of OSM data and will "fit" on a modern desktop PC without problems. See here for a bit of background. If you want "a selection of data (e.g. railways) but worldwide" then that's a slightly different question, and needs a bit more "data wrangling".

If you want to design or modify your own stylesheet, read Ircama's tutorials here.

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