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Screenshot of Jeography
Author: Sebastian Kürten
Source code:
Version: 0.0.1 (2016-09-26)
License: LGPL (free)
Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS

Map viewer

Jeography is a desktop OpenStreetMap viewer.

It is written in Java with a Swing user interface. It can be run on all major desktop operating systems including Windows, Linux and macOS.


  • View map with configurable tile sources
  • Select rectangular areas and perform actions on that
  • Create polylines or polygonal selections
  • Import polygon files and show them on the map
  • Perform operations on geometric geographic features such as
    • polygon union, intersection, difference
    • line measuring
    • calculating polygon buffers
    • calculating the convex hull for a collection of objects
  • Export geographic features to various output formats
  • Offline search capabilities via downloadable place database
  • Parser for various coordinate and URL formats
  • Creating larger images from tiles


Release builds are available here:

Just download the latest JAR file and run it by double clicking it or executing this:

java -jar jeography-0.0.1.jar

Otherwise consult the homepage on how to obtain the source code and build / run the latest version from the sources.

Core libraries

Jeography is built around a core library that can be used for embedding map views into other software. It supports classic tile based map views with fixed zoom levels as well as views with stepless zoom. In the latter case the tiles for the intermediate zoom levels are obtained from higher/lower zoom levels by scaling down/up.