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I wish to make a local copy of 256x256 tiles for my country at all zoom levels. This is for use with a Rohde & Schwarz PR100 receiver. There is freely available software from Rohde & Schwarz which downloads the tiles from OSM and places them in separate folders depending on zoom level -|-Software-|-24-|-5286.html.

However I want to be able to generate these tiles myself locally as using data from a .osm.bz2 file as using the above software is time consuming and is obviously a strain on the OSMs servers.

What is the most straight forward way of achieving this? I have PostgreSQL with PostGIS and HOTOSM with Mapnik installed.

asked 06 Sep '11, 09:04

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Just as a brief comment: thank you for being considerate to the OSM servers!

(09 Sep '11, 09:11) Richard ♦

You can use the python script which is in the mapnik distribution to batch render areas. Another (more complicated) approach is using tile-server tools like renderd or tirex. You can find more information in the osm wiki, e.g. here and here.

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answered 06 Sep '11, 11:30

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edited 06 Sep '11, 11:34

One way to do this is to use Maperitive (depending on the size of the country): Maperitive Tutorial: A Hiking Web Map In Ten Easy Steps.

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answered 09 Sep '11, 08:34

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