Default color scheme


I am new to Open Street maps.

I am developing (just for the fun of it) a Java swing based ool for viewing maps.

So far I have managed to:

  1. Download some data and parse it in java using osmosis.
  2. Display some features using the Mercator projection.
  3. Color some features based on best guess colors from the features page (

What I would like to be able to see is ano overview of the olor scheme. Dows one exist which provides ideally the rgb colors? Are there standards color schemes.

Thanks for any help with this.


Do you render the map graphics from raw OSM data on your own, or do you use any available rendering software?

Are you aware of the collection at and

I have checked the renderers and the only java one I saw is under development. That said part of my fun is rolling my own !

I am already using the swingx widget in another app but I want to render in this new app… again for the fun of it.

For the “Standard” map layer on, it uses the CartoCSS styling. The stylesheets are available here, so you can see what colours are used:

Thanks very much for the reply. I will have a look at the sylesheet.