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Golf course style for OpenStreetMap

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photo ccby chispita from flickr
In July 2009, Peter Miller wondered aloud on the OpenStreetMap-talk mailing list, if detailed rendering of golf courses was coming to OpenStreetMap? It's a fair question and one that has run through the mind of any OpenStreetMap enthusiast who has spent an afternoon at a good walk ruined.[1]

Add fonts to your OpenStreetMap server

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Road sign with a custom font

OpenStreetMap offers many choices and great power. We know that with great power, there must also come great responsibility.[1] And so it is with fonts. Your choice is likely to be a font from your corporate brand guide or a font mandated by regulation. It would be irresponsible to use a decorative font like Olde English on our maps so for this demo we'll add a suitable font to the system and show how to bring it in to play on the map.

Build your own OpenStreetMap Server

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Where's that awesome tutorial?!?!?

The articles on how to install and test your own OpenStreetMap tile server are some of the most popular articles on weait.com. I have retrieved these articles from the archives. While dated in places, you might find them helpful. Comments are welcome but the articles are essentially unmaintained at this time.

The two versions of the tutorial can be found here.

Build your own OpenStreetMap Server - Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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SUNY Buffalo campus as seen on OpenStreetMap.org in March of 2009
Build your own OpenStreetMap server. Build your own what?

OpenStreetMap is the editable World map of everything. It is the Wikipedia of maps. It is to other on-line maps as Wikipedia is to Britannica. And it is awesome in every possible way.

Badges? Badges?

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Come on. The new highway shields are nice, but the map in North America just isn't "there" yet. Our continental cousins may be satisfied with generic oval highway markers, but that just doesn't measure up in the New World.

The new markers, shown above, turned up on mapnik recently. They seem more refined than the rectangular signs used previously and they are very pretty. But they just aren't right for North America.

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