I spent some time last year making some maps of the Snaefell Mountain Course (and other roads) on the Isle of Man so that I could add an overview map to the Wikipedia entry for the course. Last night I was trying out some of the options in the OpenStreetMap ‘export’ tab, and since it can now export SVG (scalable vector graphics) files, I thought I’d have a try at redoing the maps from last year in a more re-usable and editable form using vector graphics instead of bitmaps. To make the SVG map using data from OpenStreetMap (as shown in the preview), I just followed some relatively simple steps and a little trial and error while using the graphics editor. I thought I’d share some of the steps below, in case anybody else was interested in making maps from the great data becoming available in the OpenStreetMap project. Hopefully this short tutorial (well, documentation of my first steps) was helpful for other budding neo-cartographers out there. If you’ve made your own maps from OpenStreetMap data and have any hints and tips that may be useful, please feel free to add a comment to this post. Living in London, originally from the Isle of Man, I’m interested in all things geographic and enjoy photography. I am currently working freelance as a geo & web developer at Geobits, focusing largely on Drupal projects but also keen to take on projects involving mapping or having a geographic focus. Site design and contents © Dan Karran (unless author is indicated), copying is not allowed without explicit permission. Built using Drupal. Source.