Hiking Map

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This wiki page is intended to gather feature ideas for a new OSM Slippy map layer, just like the Cycle Map but then especially for climbers, hikers, tramps, campers, walkers, horseriders and other countryside users.

Ideas and suggestions

Map examples

OpenHikingMap

/Hiking/mri

Here is my starting work on a Hiking Map I'm working on See details here











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Hiking and Riding map

Riding/Hiking map

I have also started work on a topological hiking map (german). Or rather, as I am doing my mapping on horseback, I am working on a map that some day should be suitable for trail riding. But as the requirements for a hiking map are very similar, it should be able to serve that purpose as well. Main requirements are

  • contour lines
  • hill shading
  • emphasis on displaying the trackgrades and paths
  • landmarks of all kinds
  • hiking routes.

My work on a hiking map originally started with a map for Garmin devices and OSM Composer. For the open layers map I extended Composer to generate matching mapnik styles. This means that a Garmin map will be available that exactly matches the online topo map minus the hill shading.

The basic setup is

  • PostGreSQL/PostGIS database
  • Contour lines created as shown in HikingBikingMaps
  • Hills shading produced as shown in HikingBikingMaps, but with a modified gdal2tiles.py that darkens the tiles and names them in open layer nomenclature
  • OSM data downloaded and processed with OSM composer
    • evaluate and add hiking routes and some other information
    • remove all unimportant data
  • Two style sheets for Mapnik generated by OSM composer from the Garmin TYP definition, one for the foreground and one for the background
  • Rendering done by mapnik as recommended by migurski
    • render background (mostly land use)
    • apply hill shading to background
    • render foreground on top (contours, ways, nodes)

http://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/

http://hiking.waymarkedtrails.org/

3D hiking maps

3D OSM hiking map featured in a video trailer: http://youtu.be/OWHevSDyoVo
3D hiking maps (similar to Google Earth) can be produced with OpenSceneGraph (and SRTM data), even without internet connection.

The screenshot on the right is an extract from a video trailer made to present (and prepare) a very long hike / mapping party along the Via Alpina (Summer 2012).

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