|| ||Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni-AT-enix.org> |
|| ||lwn-AT-lwn.net |
|| ||[ANNOUNCEMENT] Major improvements to MapOSMatic |
|| ||Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:04:42 +0100|
|| ||Article, Thread
In Septembre, you covered the release of MapOSMatic, a service to
generate city maps from OpenStreetMap data
(http://lwn.net/Articles/351961/). Therefore, the following
announcement might be of interest to LWN readers, particularly the fact
that we now support the whole world and not only France.
As a new year's present, the MapOSMatic team is proud to announce that
a new version of the maposmatic.org website has been put online, with
major improvements over the initial version announced in September 2009.
For the record, MapOSMatic is a website that allows to generate city
maps from OpenStreetMap data. Each map is divided into squares to
easily find streets and is delivered with the corresponding street
The new MapOSMatic provides the following improvements :
* Support for the whole world. Any location in the world can now be
rendered on maposmatic.org.
* OpenStreetMap database updated daily. Until now, the database had
never been updated since the service was started in September
2009. Now, the geographic database used to render the maps is
updated daily, providing maps with the latest contributions to
OpenStreetMap. Each map contains the date at which it was
* Better city search engine. Thanks to Nominatim, we now provide a
search engine that allows to find cities in a much more usable way:
cities with the same name can be distinguished and the search works
even when the city name is not completely correct.
* Support for other languages. A few parts of the map rendering
process is language-dependent and we now have the infrastructure to
use language-dependent code. For the moment, we support English,
French and Italian, but we are waiting for your contributions to
support other languages. The website has also been translated to
German and Italian.
* Amenities in the index. In addition to the streets, we have added
important amenities to the index: schools, town hall, post offices,
places of worship, etc.
All these improvements are available now on
You can follow the progress and improvements of MapOSMatic on our blog
at http://news.maposmatic.org. MapOSMatic is of course free software,
you can fetch its source code and contribute to the project, see
Do not hesitate to send us your feedback, comments, suggestions and
contributions to email@example.com.
The MapOSMatic team
Thomas Petazzoni http://thomas.enix.org
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