[MANUAL] Create Offline map /w own tile Server (no dl limit)

Started by sebbo, June 01, 2011, 14:30:22

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as i wanted to create a "huge" map for my holiday destination and the download limitation in the new locus version i came to a problem: no time to wait for the download to finish

at first: create your own tile server and render your own tiles
http://weait.com/content/build-your-own ... map-server

second: get the tiles into a sqlite database useable by locus
Note: add your custom mapsource to mobac by adding your_name.xml to "mapsources" folder containing:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

i know this is not the best howto for a kinda complex thing like this. if you have any questions ill try to help


I am doing the same thing, but I zip the tile directories, and use that as a source for MOBAC. For example:

One zip file for each zoom level. The atlas creation with MOBAC seems much faster like this than downloading them via a webserver.
The tile directories are created by the mapnik generate_tiles.py script.


the zip files have to be stored in the "mapsources" directory?


No, they should be one level higher, where the mobile atlas jar file is.