Map Styles

I have a WordPress Google Map plugin that I’m thinking of converting to OSM, mainly because the track information presented on the OSM.org map is ridiculously detailed! OSM.org has the trail as well as boardwalks, public toilets, picnic tables and lookouts.

The downside for me, is the OSM.org map is a little plain. Terrain, topo lines etc that I have seen in other styles on openmaptiles.org for example, would be good. The issue is, the example maps don’t have these extra track details when I zoom in (picnic tables, boardwalks etc.)

I’m new to OSM, so perhaps these can be integrated into the openmaptiles.org styles? Can anyone offer any advice?

The answer is almost certainly yes - I’m not familiar with openmaptiles.org but their site includes a “you can edit them” page: https://openmaptiles.org/docs/style/maputnik/ .

It’s worth mentioning though that openmaptiles.org is only one of many providers - the maps you see on openstreetmap.org are generated by a different technology, and many, many different styles are available - either self-hosted or hosted by someone else (usually for a fee if you’re making lots of requests).

What does your existing Google Maps plugin do, and where in the world are you interested in displaying maps for?

There are a lot of links here https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Category:Slippy_map . Many options use Leaflet https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Leaflet as a Javascript library; and if you want to create your own tiles using the same technology as used at OSM.org have a look at https://switch2osm.org/manually-building-a-tile-server-16-04-2-lts/ .