Bigmap is tool to let you create big maps. See it running here:
Usage is also fully documented on that page.
You may want to use the newer version of that service, BigMap 2.
This is one of several approaches to creating Static map images. In this case it is well suited to creating very big image files, which can be useful for getting high resolution for printing.
The generated perl script is kind of a bulk downloading tool, and so should be handled with consideration of the tile usage policy, although unlike other tile downloaders (see Category:Tile downloading) it only operates at a single zoom level, and the BigMap interface would encourage people to avoid stupidly big areas of tiles.
Running downloaded perl script
Considering that you have perl installed and the rest of the stuff ok, the right command line to run the script is:
perl mkmap.pl > mymap.png
For BigMap 2 scripts, you don't need to pipe the output.
If you do not have GD library installed, you'll get the following error message:
Can't locate GD.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.0 /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.10 /usr/share/perl/5.10 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at mkmap.pl line 5. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at mkmap.pl line 5.
To install it in Ubuntu, run the following command:
sudo apt-get install libgd-gd2-perl
In Fedora it's
sudo yum install perl-GD
In Mac OS X 10.5 with macports installer, you would need those packages:
and perl packages:
- p5-lwp* (that's not a footnote, but an asterisk, type it as is)