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Is there a place where I could download openstreetmaps tile packs for the united states? I would like to have offline access for the whole country.


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So you are looking for RASTER tiles? 'tile packs'? – Mapperz Jan 4 '13 at 16:49
What application are you using? GIS/Phone/Tablet? – Mapperz Jan 4 '13 at 16:50
The US is just under 2% of the worlds area. Ignoring projection issues for a moment, and some multiplication will tell you how much stuff you're going to download and store, assuming you can find (or build) a source. – BradHards Jan 4 '13 at 23:51
I am using a windows 7 32 bit tablet. – DoubleDunk Jan 4 '13 at 23:52
@BradHards Thanks for the link. I didn't see it from that perspective. – DoubleDunk Jan 7 '13 at 16:10

I think that the better approach for this would be to download the osm pbf data. Export it to tilemill and then convert them to the mbtiles format. Mapbox has a nice and easy to follow tutorial for this. If you would like to have the look and feel of the Mapnik tiles you can check this project. You can then export these Mbtiles and use them for whatever purpose you want to use.

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For testing, start with a smaller dataset by Geofabrik. It will save you hours of waiting to see the result... – AndreJ Aug 26 '13 at 17:51
This is your best bet. – Alex Leith Aug 27 '13 at 4:26

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