I have a detailed DTM of my region and i want to overlay Openstreet Map with transparency. Is this possible and how; I work with Openlayer3

  • Can you give a bit more details about how you want to achieve this? I would know how to do this in qgis for example..
    – DirkB.
    May 21, 2017 at 13:50
  • Which GIS software is your DTM using? QGIS can have OSM base maps with transparency settings.
    – Mapperz
    May 21, 2017 at 13:59
  • I am using QGIS. In QGiS I just dircovert how to do it with QuickMapService plugin, but i want to make a web map so i need the html and javasrcipt code to do this if it possible May 21, 2017 at 14:38

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The tiles supplied by openstreetmap.org are not transparent. You would need to either pay a third-party service provider (such as thunderforest.com or geofabrik.de) to create transparent tiles based on OSM data, or serve your own by using the tutorial at switch2osm.org and adapting the stylesheet.

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