Deploying your own Slippy Map

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Deploying your own Slippy Map is a common way of Using OpenStreetMap.

You can embed our existing map into your website, just as you might with Google or Yahoo! maps. This can be done using one of the following JavaScript map libraries:

Other less widely used alternatives:

Embeding OSM in a CMS/framework

You can embed OSM in your favourite Content Management System:

CMS/framework module/plugin note sources tutorial example
with OSM map embeded
CMS Made Simple Osm Tag Module based on OpenLayers GitHub Documentation in manpage
CMS Made Simple Leaflet Tag Module based on Leaflet GitHub Documentation in manpage
Django GeoDjango A world-class geographic web framework included in the Django framework A world-class geographic web framework geodjango-basic-apps
Django OSMEditor a little old... [1] Editors/Django#Installation
Django-CMS django-cms-osm [2] [3]
Drupal DrupalMappingKit collection of drupal modules to support custom mapping [4] Drupal tutorial from MapBox MapBox
Drupal Leaflet module Leaflet module
Drupal OpenLayers module OpenLayers module
Joomla injooosm
Joomla OSModul Module based on Leaflet and supports markers [5]
MediaWiki See MediaWiki extension (this wiki! )
MoinMoin moinmoinosm Macro for MoinMoin [6] [7] Flisol
Novius OS Ounziw OSM iframe style OSM map GitHub
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware built-in via OpenLayers
Typo3 [8] DE:Typo3
WordPress OSM WordPress Plugin also adds gpx and kml files Download Simple sample Plugin Blog

See also:

  • Cartaro is a framework for embedding maps in different CMS, especially Drupal.

Sources of tiles


OpenStreetMap tile servers

Typically these examples show you how to use the OpenStreetMap tile servers. Your site serves up the HTML and the javascript (maybe) but the tile images of the map are still fetched by the browser from our servers. You must do this in accordance with the tile usage policy. The tile service comes with no guarantee as to availability or speed (if you expect particularly heavy demand, please contact the community to discuss your requirements first).

Alternative tile servers

Alternative tile providers (with their own usage policies) are available. Some of them are combining OSM data with their own imagery and/or applying different colours and styles of map details.

See Slippy map tilenames#Tile servers, TMS for a list of some tile providers.

Your own map tiles

For ultimate flexibility, OpenStreetMap also gives you the unique ability to generate your own map tiles — styled any way you like — from our data.

  • See Switch2Osm.org for more information on serving your own tiles.
  • Tiledrawer is a free, quick-start, out-of-the-box renderer and server using the standard OSM toolchain for Amazon EC2, other virtual servers, and fresh installs of Ubuntu on any hardware.