What Is OSM Australia?
OSM Australia is just a basic website to gather all the various
Australian-related output from the OpenStreetMap
project, and make it available from one place.
Initially, it was just going to be a second file mirror for
Garmin maps created from the OSM data, and I had some spare web serving capacity to help
out with that.
I also had some out of copyright street maps and other potentially useful stuff,
and to be honest had a few too many ales one evening and decided to go the whole hog
and create a proper website.
So, $6 dollars worth of domain registration and $40 worth of beer later, here it is...
News - 22 Mar 09
I've spent the weekend rebuilding the way the maps are generated, moving the whole shooting match to my new Quad core machine, and I've even got as far as adding a new map type for Australia (a no name set) as well as a complete set of maps for our cousins across the ditch (NZ)
The routable maps should now work a bit better - I'm going straight from the OSM format to routable maps, rather than via the Polish format. Give them a fly, and tell me what you think.
Lastly, my little site is now a year old... and it seems that at least one person out there uses it, as there have been thousands of map downloads over the past year.
News - 17 Jan 09
Got some brand new, and I guess old, maps to use as street name references. Thanks to Cameron we are proud to present the 1949 Gregory's Street Directory of Adelaide. Go here for a further sticky beak at the maps.
News - 14 Jan 09
My work computer that creates the maps crashed while I was on holidays, so no maps were created for about 10 days (all fixed now). Sorry about that.
News - 26 Dec 08
The routable maps are now being created nightly like the rest of the map sets - this has been happening for a bit, but I forgot to update the web page
News - 9 Dec 08
Added some experimental routable maps to try out. Give them a fly (link on the downloads page)
News - 8 Dec 08
Bit late but it's all fixed and working again AFAIK.
News - 11 Nov 08
Once again, I've got issues with the files - dodgy change files or something. Anyway, I'm working on getting it sorted at the moment. But until then, unfortunately the Garmin maps and the AU planet files aren't available.
News - 15 Sep 08
I've added a link to Dooghan's Contours Australia topo maps. I had a crack at creating these a while ago, and never really
got it finished (typical). But Dooghan has, and they're transparent, 10m contours based off the SRTM data. Be warned though, it's 630Mb