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[Maposmatic-dev] Major improvements to MapOSMatic

From: Thomas Petazzoni
Subject: [Maposmatic-dev] Major improvements to MapOSMatic
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 21:54:17 +0100


As a new year's present, the MapOSMatic team is proud to announce that
a new version of the website has been put online, with
major improvements over the initial version announced in September 2009.

For the record, MapOSMatic is a website that allows to generate city
maps from OpenStreetMap data. Each map is divided into squares to
easily find streets and is delivered with the corresponding street

The new MapOSMatic provides the following improvements :

 * Support for the whole world. Any location in the world can now be
   rendered on

 * OpenStreetMap database updated daily. Until now, the database had
   never been updated since the service was started in September
   2009. Now, the geographic database used to render the maps is
   updated daily, providing maps with the latest contributions to
   OpenStreetMap. Each map contains the date at which it was

 * Better city search engine. Thanks to Nominatim, we now provide a
   search engine that allows to find cities in a much more usable way:
   cities with the same name can be distinguished and the search works
   even when the city name is not completely correct.

 * Support for other languages. A few parts of the map rendering
   process is language-dependent and we now have the infrastructure to
   use language-dependent code. For the moment, we support English,
   French and Italian, but we are waiting for your contributions to
   support other languages. The website has also been translated to
   German and Italian.

 * Amenities in the index. In addition to the streets, we have added
   important amenities to the index: schools, town hall, post offices,
   places of worship, etc.

All these improvements are available now on

You can follow the progress and improvements of MapOSMatic on our blog
at MapOSMatic is of course free software,
you can fetch its source code and contribute to the project, see

Do not hesitate to send us your feedback, comments, suggestions and
contributions to address@hidden


The MapOSMatic team
Thomas Petazzoni               
Promouvoir et défendre le Logiciel Libre
Logiciels Libres à Toulouse    

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