I want to use a custom style over an OpenStreetMap map, to change some colors, avoid showing some texts and stuff like that.

I only need an image of the final map (I need it for a poster). I have seen there are several solutions, like Mapzen and Mapbox, but they seem focused in displaying the map in a website and pricing by the number of visits per month, so I don't think I can use them to just take a picture of the map.

I have tried Maperitive, but it just doesn't work with big maps.

What do you recommend me?

asked 18 Apr, 18:16

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Simplest solution is exporting a large image via the web site and then modifying in a graphics program. (You can export SVG too.) More flexible solution is loading data into your own PostgreSQL database and rendering openstreetmap-carto, mapnik, nik4.py but that requires Linux and quite a bit of software installation. If the map you want to make is just "a little too big for Maperitive" then pre-filtering the OSM data with osmfilter or osmosis - throwing out all the houses and residential roads and other stuff that won't show anyway - could potentially bring your data size down to something that Maperitive can handle.

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