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Author: Bart Vanhauwaert, Chris Browet and others.
Version: 0.18.1 (2012-06-12)
License: GPL (free)
Platform: win ; linux ; unix ; macos

Good editor with styling

Merkaartor is an OpenStreetMap editor for Unix, Windows and Mac OSX (prerelease, Intel only), distributed under the GNU General Public License.


Merkaartor has some unique features such as...

  • Map view near-WYSIWYG, anti-aliased, with road names
  • Transparent display of map features like roads, amenities and areas
  • Style editor for the map display, including multiple styles
  • Support for handling separated highways
  • Easy up/download from OpenStreetMap data
  • Render an area with the current style (SVG or Bitmap)
  • Native application (developed with the Qt4 toolkit)
  • Import NMEA files
  • Live connection to your GPS
  • Experimental mobile device support (Pocket PCs)
  • View your GPS tracks and geotagged photos without the need to upload them

See also