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generation of pixel map

The generation of pixel map with tiles@home seems not to work anymore. It needs Perl to run several perl scripts. On Windows XP I did:

  1. I installed Activeperl
  2. Had to download and install the GD package manually, since the described method is not working anymore
  3. Downloaded perl script
  4. Downloaded osm2ozf_20071006 package with and perl scripts.
  5. Starting starts fetching tiles, but each single tile is just one color - light blue or white.

Can this be fixed? (Unfortunately I do not know Perl) --Jibber

You need normally only the script from the svn. Could you please try a newer version? --waschbaer 10:30, 22 August 2008 (UTC)


This script uses wrong projection for the tiles: mercator on WGS84 ellipsoid, instead of mercator on sphere with R=a=6378137 m --Usm78 22:39, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Im no so familar with this kind of things. What have to be changed in the calobration file? --waschbaer 10:30, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Feature Request: Turbo GPS calibration maps?

Hello could someone add a output of files in the format:


The format is very simple:

  • x1,y1, left top corner
  • x2,y2, right bottom corner



This map files are used by TurboGPS. And if we can simply get the OMS data it would be great. Regards --Zapfen 09:06, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

I changed the script. Please try the new svn-version --waschbaer 18:58, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Excellent it's working fine connecting my Kosmos tileserv because the Tiles@Home has problems at the moment. See here: TurboGPS#Here_the_maps_in_the_Turbo_GPS_Application_even_the_Cyclemap --Zapfen 21:52, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

New Feature Request: TurboGPS : overlapping Maps

Again a feature request for the Turbo GPS Mobile application, the calibration works perfectly. The only thing left to fully support the TurboGPS is that the maps should overlaps each other in x and y direction. The best result would be the overlapping of env. 1 tile (256px). --Zapfen 14:55, 26 September 2008 (UTC) I would take a little bit time. Sorry --waschbaer 21:36, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

use osm map

is there a way to import in oziexplorerCe osm raster map already calibrate in an easy way ? At this time use nasa map file. I write an details tutorial about use this file after read an article for other guy [1]

USer:France-59-valenciennes 2009-01-31

Southern Hemisphere bug?

I generated map files with this command: -coord="12,-43.63,172.635" -tilesource="" -ext=jpg -size=3

The generated map file contains

MMPLL,1,  172.6171875,  43.5803257174107
MMPLL,2,  172.6611328125,  43.5803257174107
MMPLL,3,  172.6611328125,  43.61215160545
MMPLL,4,  172.6171875,  43.61215160545

All the 43.x should be -43.x . --EliotB 07:45, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

P.S. Please s/glow/glue s/glowed/glued

Fix: In template: MMPLL,1, --w--, --n-- In code: $Data =~ s/--w--/$W/g; etc.

I.e. for MMPLL need to use the signed values, not the abs values.

Sources for use of Perl with Windows

I am not very familiar with Perl Package Manager, but it seems, that the given name and location do not work anymore. Working solution is name=uwinnipeg and location=, which I get when select uwinnipeg-entry via "Suggested"-List. Does anyone know more? --Robart 18:54, 1 April 2009 (UTC)


This wiki page requires a total rewrite, preferably by somebody who speaks english

I got as far as rewriting the top paragraph, so that it actually explains in broad terms what the software is (always a good idea for the top paragraph no?) But even that took me a while. The website itslef ( ) isn't very clear about what it is. I certainly don't know or care enough about this software to tackle the rest of the page, which is a total mess.

-- Harry Wood 08:23, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

All you need to know?

Most of the stuff here seems outdated and is difficult to follow. Suggest deleting most of it. I have added a general description with some methods of getting OSM data into and out of OziExplorer based on my experience.

-- Graham Horner 16:34, 20 June 2013 (UTC)