I need to render a base map using OpenLayers. I have downloaded 2009 TIGER line data. I need to get up and running quickly. I think I can save some time if I use ready made SLDs, instead of designing them my elf.

I am looking for some decent looking SLDs especially for the road network and its labels. In fact I prefer if the SLDs are Google Maps style color scheme!

Please point me to links where I can download these SLDs.

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I was sure that there used to be a google like SLD but I can't find it - you may be able to start with https://github.com/mitchelljj/openstreetmap-sld and convert it to give what you are looking for.

Alternatively AtlasStyler and UDig both provide graphical style editors which will allow you to build a style that matches Google as closely as you need.

Finally you may find my discussion on styling OSM data (http://ian01.geog.psu.edu/geoserver_docs/data/openstreetmap/index.html) useful - you can see the results at http://ian01.geog.psu.edu/geoserver/www/pa/pa3.html

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