I am generating custom OSM XML files using JOSM. I now need to add these as a Custom Map Source in MOBAC. Can I do this from the local file or do I need to create a local web server to load them?

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My understanding is that MOBAC's just a tile scraper. There's a big "please don't use it to scrape OSM's map layers" note over at the OSM wiki.

I'd expect that you could as you suggest set up your own tile server and point it at that.

  • Thank you very much. The link your provided looks like a good solution.
    – M Boyd
    Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 15:30
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    If you have a small area to cover, you might as well use maperitive to apply a map style (which the XML file does not have) and create map tiles.
    – AndreJ
    Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 17:43

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