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CloudMade. CloudMade ( provides a platform for software developers to build geo-enabled applications.


The company provides a range of of web services, mobile and desktop libraries that let developers build powerful geo applications quickly and easily. CloudMade makes extensive use of OpenStreetMap data to provide mapping services. The company has a strong belief that OpenStreetMap can benefit enormously from commercial involvement and that a strong OpenStreetMap community is needed to ensure the health of the project. Traveling salesman. Status The current version 1.0.2 is using OpenStreetMap API 0.6 but supporting local and downloaded files in API 0.5 too.

Traveling salesman

SVN contains a newer version that support using the H2-database or Mysql instead of the OsmBin file-format to store your local map (planned to be released as version 1.1.0). Description. Planet.osm. Planet.osm is the OpenStreetMap data in one file: all the nodes, ways and relations that make up our map.


A new version is released every week. It's a big file (XML variant over 400GB uncompressed, 29GB compressed). There are also files called Extracts which contain OpenstreetMap Data for individual continents, countries, and metropolitan areas. Format The two main formats used are PBF or compressed OSM XML. API. OpenStreetMap has an Editing API for fetching and saving raw geodata from/to the OpenStreetMap database — this is the entry page for the documentation.


If you just want to embed a map into a webpage, you don't want this API. Use a Web Map Framework instead. REST specifications for the editing API API v0.6 - (currently used, as of April 2009) API v0.5 (no longer used as of April 2009); though this document may still be of useAPI v0.4 (no longer used as of October 2007) API v0.3 (no longer used as of May 2007) Osmdroid - OpenStreetMap-Tools for Android. Osmdroid is a (almost) full/free replacement for Android's MapView (v1 API) class.

osmdroid - OpenStreetMap-Tools for Android

It also includes a modular tile provider system with support for numerous online and offline tile sources and overlay support with built-in overlays for plotting icons, tracking location, and drawing shapes. osmdroid is in the progress of being migrated to GitHub. Michael Sheldon's Stuff » Local map rendering and route finding with libchamplain, Spatialite and Open Street Map. This tutorial takes you through the steps necessary to build a simple application which is capable of displaying data from OpenStreetMap and find driving routes between two locations without the need for any network services.

Michael Sheldon's Stuff » Local map rendering and route finding with libchamplain, Spatialite and Open Street Map

The final application will look something like this: And can even be used on the Nokia N900 mobile phone (running Maemo): Preparation. Testing open-layers with iphone and android. « Geo-Mobile Blog. Openlayers on touch based phones.

Testing open-layers with iphone and android. « Geo-Mobile Blog

We are investigating if we can use open-layers for touch screen mobile phones, concentrating on the iphone and android platforms. This is really just an experiment to see how much we can do in the phones browser without having to resort to writing or using custom apps in objective c and java. After doing a quick google this blog by whit highlights 3 different techniques to get openlayers working with iphone. Whit helpfully describes how to extend open layers, getting it to work with touch/gesture driven phones.

He posted three demos here at I tried each one with an actual iphone and the second demo seemed to give the best results for me. This is the one where touch events are directly adapted and forwarded onto existing open layers calls. Touch event to openlayers mappings… It seems to work fine even with our high resolution layer MasterMap OS layers. operlayers on iphone with OS Mastermap layer Android Unwanted Save Image Popup. Tiles@home/APIs. This page describes some APIs for accessing tiles@home data on the tah server.


Using the map tiles Map tile URLs are of the style: , where the numbers are Z, X, and Y. See Slippy map tilenames for details of what Z, X, and Y mean in this context (the same format as used in google maps, and in the other slippy map). Get tile details Returns tile metadata and shows the tile. where tile is the "layer" name, and 12,2213,1195 are the Z,X,Y values of the tile. Uploading tiles HTTP POST request of a single ZIP file containing multiple tiles as 256x256 pixel opaque PNG images. See [1] for an example of the field names Example code at [2] Develop/Frameworks. Because we all deal with similar problems and use the same data model you don't have to invent the wheel twice.


Feel free to build upon the work of others. Single Purpose Client Libraries for API0.6 (the RESTful API) Data Processing or Parsing Libraries Functionality that is encapsulated in shared libraries See also: Frameworks Bigger suites offering an complex structure of replaceable modules that work together. Widgets Widgets that allow you an easy integration of OSM into your software. Webmaps To add maps to your webpage you need additional libs for the UI.

See also: Code Snippets Small pieces of code to small to make a lib but nevertheless usefull Batch Upload - Scripted GPX upload to OSM Slippy map tilenames - getting the right Tiles for a geoposition.