How to build a city schema (map)?


The newbee’s qwestion:

how to build the city SCHEMA using the OpenStreetMaps data that includes:

  • the main streets,
  • the water surfaces,
  • the subway lines and stations only?

I need such schema with a minimum of data to fit the GSMphone memory limitations.

What tools and API should I use?

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You could make a map like that by using Kosmos. I think that’s the easiest way for one-off maps.

What format of map are you wanting to produce? Do you want a bitmap image, or a vector image, or an OSM file (XML) etc?
Kosmos will let you export a bitmap image.

If you want it on a phone, have you seen GpsMid:
It should run on most phones that have Java.