What tool would be best to create an access plan (with directions written on roads, local zooms, etc.) from OpenStreetMap (preferably using the MapQuest Open map)?

example of access plan

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    What's an access plan?
    – Spacedman
    Commented Oct 6, 2012 at 12:28
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    @Spacedman: I added an example. It could look different, but the idea is there: a tuned map to access a specific place from various routes.
    – raphink
    Commented Oct 6, 2012 at 16:09
  • So you want a fixed, static image, or set of images (region, city, building-level), with some annotation? And is this to go on a web page?
    – Spacedman
    Commented Oct 6, 2012 at 16:59
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    @Spacedman: I want to generate a map to get to a given place, to be sent/printed in order to tell people how to get to this place.
    – raphink
    Commented Oct 6, 2012 at 18:23

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Grab the images from the web client of whatever map provider you want, then add annotations using a graphics package.

All you need is a screen grab app and Inkscape, if you've not got a license for adobe illustrator..

Make sure you don't violate the terms of service if your map data provider.

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