Generation of vector maps from OpenStreetMap data, for use in laser cutters for producing tactile maps.

Press the rectangle button, select a rectangle on a map and wait. Note that this tool will work well with small areas, such as a neighbourhood.

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)

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


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Examples of a map generated from OpenStreetMap data, on ODbL license.

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 liked this tool, something was confusing - you are welcomed to comment about it by creating a public issue or by sending me an email. You can also post a comment in OSM diary entry.

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, 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

You can visit matkoniecz/lunar_assembler to see code, obtain code or contribute. This software is AGPLv3 licenced.