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Building your own tile server using OpenStreetMap


  • Explain what OpenStreetMap is and how to use data produced by OSM
  • Explain basics of map rendering — layers, basic map projections, data organization, data type, etc
  • Import OpenStreetMap data using Python
  • Prepare data for GIS usage
  • Create basic Mapnik style with Python
  • Render map with Mapnik
  • Explain why most web map services organize raster data in tiles
  • Short reference to WMS and why is it not widely used in most popular web map providers (Google, Bing, Mapquest)
  • Render tiled map
  • Create basic web service with simple tile access scheme
  • Create staticmaps service based on tiles service

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