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How could that be implemented? Should i make a private server? Would i be able to make modifications to the map? Please help me with this,i'm just making my first steps.

asked 15 Oct '11, 20:50

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edited 30 May '13, 02:00

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All the code in the OpenStreeMap project is open source and you can create your own OSM server by installing the rails port. This contains the front end, the api and potlatch. It does not include the tile generator (mapnik), the searching (nominatim) or the extended API.

I am currently running this on my laptop, without the whole planet imported.

Note that this will be your own seperate private map based on OSM software. You can import OSM data to your database or part of it, even continuasly. But you may get problems with colliding id if you commit to your own database and then import updates from the central database.

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answered 15 Oct '11, 21:43

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edited 15 Oct '11, 21:49

What won't i be able to do without mapnik? But most important: would i be able to make custom notations? because i want to make a map of a wired network. I haven't seen such notations in

(15 Oct '11, 22:21) alexz

Mapnik is a map renderer that renders the vector data that is in OSM to pritty map tiles.

If you just want to use OSM on your web site you may look at . It is an open source javascript slippy map that can display map tiles created by mapnik or any other map renderer, and even custom markers that can be updated by javascript.

(15 Oct '11, 23:34) Gnonthgol ♦

@Gnonthgol, No, i don't want to use osm on a website. But i want to create custom markers. SO, is that possible with osm?

(16 Oct '11, 11:11) alexz

Do you just want to make custom markers? No roads, buildings, history, etc? If so, installing OpenStreetMap will be massive overkill, and you'd be better off with a 100-line PHP/MySQL application with Leaflet.

(31 May '13, 03:42) mcw

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