Offline Map Queries by Lat,Lon

Hi everyone, I’m quite new to this whole mapping game, so please forgive me if some of the terminology I use isn’t accurate. My question is about running an “offline” version of something similar to the static map API. Essentially, I would love to be able to set something up so that I can send a request to a server on my LAN (with no internet connectivity) and get back a map image with a pin on the latitude, longitude coordinates that I specified. I’m a professional software developer by day, so I’m not worried about writing code if I need to, but all the GIS-esque terms overload me a bit when I get searching around on the web. Any assistance would be appreciated!

You don’t need an API for that, just set up a local tile server. Take a look at

Oh very nice! That looks like it’s simpler than I thought it was going to be. I guess I will go download Ubuntu now :slight_smile: Thanks for the info, I’ll keep posts of my progress.