Launched in september 2009, MapOSMatic is a web service that lets anyone create a map for any city in the world, based on OpenStreetMap data. A grid overlay is added to the map, along with the corresponding index of streets and amenities for the city, giving a ready-to-be-printed map. These maps can for example be used in information panels in cities, or, after folding, as traditional city maps.
As of march 2010, this service has generated over 10,000 maps, and has been adapted for French, English, German, Italian, Catalan, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Dutch, Crotian, Polish and Spanish.
Through our talk, we would like to highlight MapOSMatic history and features, give details on its technical implementation, describe the future directions we would like to take, and detail how the OpenStreetMap project as a whole could be improved to help projects such as MapOSMatic.
The presentation will be given by Maxime and Thomas Petazzoni, two geek brothers part of the team of french hackers who created and developed MapOSMatic. Maxime and Thomas both work in the embedded Linux area, respectively for Montavista Software, LLC and Free Electrons.
You can find the slides and a summary of our experience at State of the Map 2010 on the blog : http://news.maposmatic.org/?p=168