Anyone who knows how to import a compass at the map?

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You need to add a lot more detail: which map? on what platform?

(13 Nov, 18:46) SK53 ♦

It is a school project, I need to take a picture of the map in OSM with a compass. Another way is to make a printing layout like the one you can make in QGIS. Is it possible in OSM?

(13 Nov, 20:02) 123789

For the avoidance of doubt, OSM is really just a big pile of data, and you can extract some of that and load it into QGIS. Anything that uses that data (such as once you've loaded it into QGIS) is just as much "in OSM" as anything else.

See here if that's a route you want to follow.

(13 Nov, 20:13) SomeoneElse ♦

If I'm understanding correctly that you need a picture of a map area with a depiction of a compass star on it, like often seen on paper maps, I'd just export the map you need to a png (that can be done from openstreetmap.org sidebar, under "Share") and add the compass graphic in an image editor. Done!

If you wan styled maps and other options, look into services here - wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_on_Paper

Maperitive is a great free software for making whatever map you need in a printable format, where you can print exactly what you want.

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