Generation of vector maps from OpenStreetMap data, for use in laser cutters for producing tactile maps.
See also other map styles, allowing generation of other maps from the same OpenStreetMap data.
(there is more text below map, you can also see an animation showing how this tool is supposed to work)
- Move map to a small area interesting for you (a single crossing will work, generating a map of Poland will fail).
- Press the "rectangle" button, choose an area of interest.
- Wait - waiting several seconds is normal, currently no real progress info is displayed during download. Not even progress bar animation is shown when map is generated in your browser, it may take a bit.
- The generated map should appear below the map used for selecting. There is also a download button available below the generated map image.
- Use this map for something!
Map style is generating SVG design files for use in a laser cutter. As orientation maps for blind people of a very small area, such as a single road crossing.
laser parameters that I used are given, but this is a solely example! You will need to test it on laser cutter you use which parameters are optimal. Yes, it is time consuming
TODO: finish describing parameters at closeup, clone relevant ones
Even more info
Have fun with using OpenStreetMap data for interesting and/or useful purposes! Just remember that you must mention source of data in a way visible to whoever will be using it. See this page for details, including cases where it is legally allowed to avoid giving a clear credit (but I encourage to do this in all cases).
If you want to help mapping and you are unsure how to start - you can try StreetComplete (an Android app) allowing contributions, with sole requirements being (1) ability to read (2) ability to see things (3) ability to create an OpenStreetMap acount.
If you want to map something (map missing objects, fix mistake) and you are unsure how to start - visit openstreetmap.org, zoom in to interesting area and press the "edit" button and follow instructions. You can contact OpenStreetMap community using one of global or local channels listed at community.osm.be.