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About Maperitive Maperitive is a FREE desktop application for drawing maps based on OpenStreetMap and GPS data. You can define what gets on the map and how it is painted. You can also export these maps into bitmaps and SVG files and print them. Read the Two-Minutes Introduction to Maperitive. Donations

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How do I render my own maps for my website? First of all, I would really consider using some pre-made map tiles as there are many offered for free and it saves you sigificant effort. There are for example the: and probably many more (some of them commercial), offering you different styles that you can relatively easy integrate into your website. From Paper Maps to the Web: A DIY Digital Maps Primer Leer versión en español Lire en Français I was invited to the National Library of Colombia’s 2nd Digital Book Week as a speaker and to give a workshop on digital mapping tools. I thought it would be useful to share that workshop since it encompasses a lot of different processes and tools that make digital cartography today very accessible.

9 free mapping tools and resources for visual storytelling The resources available for working with data and visualising it have become more numerous and more accessible in recent years. "We find ourselves in this perfect storm where suddenly journalists, everybody, is paying attention to data and the ability to collect data and create new data," Vizzuality's Andrew Hill told earlier this year. Vizzuality created open source mapping tool CartoDB, and the team also set up "the map academy" where journalists can access free resources to learn more about online mapping.

Commons:Licensing For the country by country licensing rules, please see Commons:Copyright rules by territory. A quick introduction This file has annotations. Move the mouse pointer over the image to see them. Acceptable licenses A copyright license is a formal permission stating who may use a copyrighted work and how they may use it. BIGMAP Bigmap is tool to let you create big maps. See it running here: Usage is also fully documented on that page. You may want to use the newer version of that service, BigMap 2. The javascript/DHTML interface interface doesn't actually perform tile stitching as you adjust the map, it is simply displaying tile images side-by-side dynamically, however the interface provides a download link for a custom generated little perl script If you download and run this script it will download the tiles and perform stitching to yield a large image. This is one of several approaches to creating Static map images.

Can I legally share this map? Copyrights of maps. A map is worth a thousand words, every map lover knows that. Many of us share maps on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and blogs like Geoaweosmeness write about them. But are we allowed to do that? Maps should be treaded like any other intellectual property or a piece of art. As a general rule, you can’t publish a map or an image which is not owned by you without the permission of the author or the owner, unless the image is covered by something like a Creative Commons license used by OpenStreetMap. In fact the law gives the copyright owner the right to decide where their work is published.

Google maps tutorial (part 5/5): How to create Fusion Tables heat map Tutorial goals: understand the ideas behind Google Fusion Tables heat maps; create an interactive map showing state-by-state U.S. population, as shown in the sample below. (This post is part five of a 5-part tutorial on creating Fusion Tables intensity map; the other parts are listed as related posts at end of this post) How Fusion Tables works to create heat maps It is essential that you understand the idea and the steps in creating a Fusion Tables map; otherwise, you will easily get lost when working on the demo map in this tutorial. In its simplest form, a Fusion Tables map is a fusion, or merger, of two tables.

Grants:IEG/Wikimaps Atlas status: selected project: Wikimaps Atlas project contact: hugo.lpz, arun.planemad For over a decade, Stamen has been exploring cartography with our clients and in research. These maps are presented here for your enjoyment and use wherever you display OpenStreetMap data. Toner

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