Category Archives: Open Street Maps

Tile Rendering with Mapnik (Part 1 of n, where n is large)

In my last blog post, I explained a little about the process by which you can overlay raster data on Bing Maps, by geo-referencing the source data (if necessary), projecting into the appropriate spherical Mercator projection, then cutting the resulting … Continue reading

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The “Front Door Finder” App

No, sadly this post is not about an app that helps you find your own front door (which would perhaps come in useful after a particularly heavy night’s drinking).  Rather, it is about a recently released app that asks you … Continue reading

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Categorising Open Street Map Road Types For Display and Routefinding

At the end of one my previous posts, I displayed a set of ways imported from Open Street Map in SQL Server Management Studio. It looked like this: Now, as I stated previously, OSM ways don’t equate to roads. Ways … Continue reading

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Loading Open Street Map Data in SQL Server Part II: Ways.

In a previous post, I described how to load POI data from Open Street Maps into SQL Server. POIs are, by their very nature, pretty easy to define and store, since they are individual points of interest. In this post … Continue reading

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