Connect Manifold with Open Street Map

Some time ago I spoke to them that Manifold can connect to Google, Yahoo and Virtual Earth. Now the connector has come out to link to Open Street Maps (OSM), which incidentally has been developed in C # by a forum user named Jkelly.

The news appeared this week in the Manifold forum, Where both the .dll that allows the connection and the code were loaded so that someone could see how it was done and try to invent another smoke.

How to do it

In order to do this, DownloadFor now the Manifold forum, the dll to be placed in "files / Manifold System / Program", right in the place where the other connectors are put.

Then to load the layer is done with "File / image / link / manifold image services"

This allows a panel from where you can choose both Yahoo Maps, Google and Virtual Earth. Now you should be able to see the Virtual Earth layers as well:

  • Mapnik
  • Osmarender
  • Cloudemade's cycle map

Manifold osm


At the end we have an image layer linked as we would see in OSM, and we can make approaches that can be stored in Caché if we decide when loading the layer. You can also unlink, which would give us the option to choose the pixel size and save the coverage locally.

Manifold osm

To see it on a map, just drag it to the view (map) and the system will notice that it is not in the same projection, in case it is not the same as OSM. Then in the tab below, from the OSM layer that we have added to the display, we right click and choose "use projection" and that's it.

It seems a good gesture, before one of the largest online vector databases, which as they say, stores over 364 millions of items produced by an extensive network of collaborators. Other products like Global Mapper y CadCorp They do.

Update: A library has also been uploaded to connect to Google Earth Terrain.

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