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[Maposmatic-contact] [ANNOUCEMENT] MapOSMatic: automatic generation of c

From: David MENTRE
Subject: [Maposmatic-contact] [ANNOUCEMENT] MapOSMatic: automatic generation of cities' map from OpenStreetMap data
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:14:35 +0200

== Short Version ==

We are pleased to announce the release of MapOSMatic, a set of tools
to automatically generate cities' map from OpenStreetMap data.
MapOSMatic takes care of generating a labelled grid over the map, a
list of street with references matching the grid as well as a nice
layout of the city if its administrative boundaries are known. For
now, it only supports rendering French metropolitan cities' maps, but
it will soon be extended to other parts of the world. MapOSMatic is
Open Source / Free Software licensed under AGPLv3.

Generation of maps can be requested on-line:

Example of generated map:
  * Map:

  * Street index:

== Longer Version ==

= MapOSMatic =

MapOSMatic is a web application to generate maps of cities or towns,
including index of streets, from OpenStreetMap data. It is written in

It is made of two components:
  * MapOSMatic, the web front-end. An application written using the
Django framework which allows to submit and visualize map rendering
jobs. The rendering is done in the background by a daemon called

  * OCitySMap, the back-end that generates the map. It is available as
a Python module, used both by the maposmaticd daemon (above) and by a
simple command line application.

MapOSMatic is currently limited to France metropolitan area for
several technical reasons. We are eager to get contribution helping us
to lift up this limitation.

MapOSMatic depends on PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Mapnik, OpenStreetMap data,
Python, Cairo and Django.

= License =

MapOSMatic is Open Source / Free Software. All maposmatic and
ocitysmap code is licensed under GNU Affero General Public License

= Contributing =

The MapOSMatic development project is hosted at Savannah:

A development and user mailing list is available:

To clone the git repositories of modules do:
  git clone git://
  git clone git://

To browse those git repositories, look at:

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