I have student project to create VS C++/C# interactive(supports getting info about features on click or something) OSM viewer. It is meant to work with downloaded .OSM files, like city maps. I have read all i could find about Kosmos(there is almost nothing), mapnik, osmarender etc. but I’m still unsure where to start. I’m also new to creating any parsing XML and 2D drawing application so i would appreciate any help and suggestions.
BTW this should be my master degree work and it is not meant to be easy.