Custom OpenStreetMap Rendering – OpenTrackMap Experience
Keywords:OpenStreetMap, mapnik, osm2pgsql, PosgreSQL, mapping, rendering, hiking, hiking tracks
AbstractAfter 5 years of its existence, the OpenSteetMap  is becoming to be an important and valuable source of a geographic data for all people on the world. Although initially targeted to provide a map of cities for routing services, it can be exploited to other and often unexpected purposes. Such an utilization is an effort to map a network of hiking tracks of the Czech Tourist Club . To support and apply this endeavour, the OpenTrackMap  project was started. Its aim is to primarily provide a customized rendering style for Mapnik renderer which emphasizes map features important to tourists and displays a layer with hiking tracks. This article presents obstacles which such project must face and it can be used as a tutorial for other projects of similar type.
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