OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The data is free, and free of legal and technical restrictions. OpenStreetMap is often shorted to OSM.

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How do I resolve line outlines jutting into other lines in Mapnik/Cascadenik

We are designing a basemap, and I am trying to resolve a problem with outlines that comes up in roads. The idea is to have lighter colors roads, but they don't get pushed out far enough with our light ...
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How to convert OSM Data to PostgreSQL for Routing Purposes?

I'm creating a routing application using OpenStreetMap. Currently, my task is to convert the data from an OSM file to PostgreSQL. I read about osm2pgsql, but the problem is it says there that ...
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What GIS application can open and use .osm files?

A quick question that I don't see an answer to elsewhere: if I download a .osm dataset from Planet.osm (for example) which GIS applications could consume/display this data without translation? For ...
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Rendering custom OpenStreetMaps style (land=white, water=black): do I need a dedicated computer just to do this?

EDIT: My goal is NOT to use OpenStreetMap or cloudmade as a web map. I described exactly what I want ("a full, rasterized set of tiles for the entire world at zoom=10 (around 68 Gigapixels, ...
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How to quickly show areas on a map (with openstreetmap?)

yesterday I wanted to quickly indicate some areas (lat/lon rectangles) on a map, like openstreetmap. And I couldn't figure out how to do it. Any suggestions? It doesn't have to be interactive, just a ...
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Data visualisation from OSM planet

In a similar idea to http://flowingdata.com/2010/05/25/world-atlas-of-flickr-geotaggers/ and http://flowingdata.com/2010/05/25/map-of-where-toursists-flock/ I would like to extract OSM planet data, ...
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Creating a custom OpenStreetMap tile server

I'd like to create a map tile server based on the entire OSM planet database for a project I'm working on. I've worked with a couple of guides to try getting something up and running, but haven't ...
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How would I draw and visualize custom maps based on OSM data?

I would like to be able to use openstreetmap data for a specific region as a source and "draw" from that the map of infrastructure improvements - mostly roads. I want it to be self-hosted (not ...
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Tools for (semi) automated woodland tracing from satelite images

I'm trying to draw woodlands in OpenStreetMap, using Yahoo sattelite images. JOSM editor has some plugins that try to automate the process - you have to click inside the area and the plugin finds the ...
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Where to get street data in an importable format?

I don't want to use WMS layers, but to actually store the data in my local server, where can I find street data from the world?