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I am developing a web search page that enables researchers to search open-access publications published on the polar regions. In the current map search, we are using OpenStreetMap with Mercator projection where Africa is the center point of the map (of course this is not proper for the polar regions). I would like to know if there is a possibility to embed/create OpenStreetMap maps with polar stereographic projection (one map with the Arctic in the center and another one where the Antarctic is in the center).

I attached here an example of the Arctic stereographic projection (http://abualam.info/test/). But note the attached map was not produced by OpenStreetMap.

Thank a lot for the help Tamer

asked 29 Oct '20, 10:18

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edited 29 Oct '20, 11:37

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Yes it is possible but you will have to set up the rendering engine yourself (there's no web site that you can simply use). See https://github.com/MaZderMind/mapnik-stylesheets-polar for details.

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answered 29 Oct '20, 10:56

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