Towards gvSIG 2.4: New OSM map services

In the next gvSIG Desktop version we will find new OpenStreetMap tile/map services.

We have added these services to the existing ones:

  • Open Sea Map, the free nautical chart that offers us a layer to add on any other background cartography (another OSM service for example) and which adds information about nautical-recreational tourism. It includes sea lights, buoys and other navigation signals, port information, repair shops, boat supplies and much more. Other associated services such as shops, restaurants and places of interest are also included. This service offers the black background, so using the transparency by pixel tool we will get a much more interesting visualization of the information to cross it with other layers. Here you have a video about it:

  • Open Railway Map. It is a service that offers us a layer of worldwide railway infrastructure. It includes infrastructures of all types of vehicles that run on rails, like train, metro, tram and funicular. Like the previous service the background colour of the layer is black, so we can use the transparency by pixel to cross it with other layers visually. Here you have a video:

  • Carto Dark and Carto Light, offered by Carto company under CC BY 3.0 license, with the OSM cartography in dark and light tones.
  • HOT Style. Style applied on the OSM base, focused in humanitarian emergency projects.

If you don’t want to wait for gvSIG 2.4 to use these services, you can add them manually from the “OSM” tab of the “Add layer” window. Here you have the data that you have to fill in for it:

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4 Responses to Towards gvSIG 2.4: New OSM map services

  1. Dina says:

    Thank you for sharing! I will try to see how I manage this manually!

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