A design for printed OpenStreetMap Promotional Leaflets.
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OpenStreetMap Promotional Leaflets




This repository contains the source files for an OSM flyer (in English) that was originally created by Frederik Ramm frederik@remote.org and contributors from the talk-de list in January 2008, and subsequently updated, translated, re-updated and re-translated over the years. This version was made by Andy Allan andy@gravitystorm.co.uk

All contents are in the public domain except for those derived from OSM which are CC BY-SA, and except for non-OSM logos.

The flyer is designed for DIN A7 as the final size (105mm high and 74mm wide), with 8 pages in a zig-zag ("Leporello") fold, and full colour printing.

The flyer was made with Inkscape; osmflyer1.pdf, osmflyer1-2.pdf and osmflyer2.pdf are the front (2 options) and reverse side.

HowTo print:

See https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/alexkemp/diary/47536


Inkscape-r15371: These most recent SVG/PDF files have been updated under Inkscape v0.92.1 r15371
Inkscape-r9886: The original SVG files were created under Inkscape v0.48.3.1 r9886


osmflyer.pdf: r15371 combo of osmflyer1.pdf + osmflyer2.pdf (original style)
alternate.pdf: r15371 combo of osmflyer1-2.pdf + osmflyer2.pdf
PDFs: page size: A7 Portrait; 105mm high x 296mm wide; 3mm bleed; printshop-ready
SVGs: Inkscape stores it’s work within SVG v1.2 files; those files are NOT web-compatible
XCF: GIMP image (to produce the preview JPEG), obtained from a r15371 combo of osmflyer1.svg.png + osmflyer1-2.svg.png; the preview contains page + bleed crop-marks; whilst page-creases are indicated with vertical dotted lines
README.md: this text with Unix line-endings
README.txt: this text with Windows line-endings


Ubuntu: https://assets.ubuntu.com/v1/fad7939b-ubuntu-font-family-0.83.zip
Open Sans: https://github.com/onitake/fonts-open-sans
Bitstream Vera Sans: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ttf-bitstream-vera/1.10/


Inkscape: https://inkscape.org/release/


Some notes in case you want to re-create something yourself:

  • berlin-background.png is basically a 4-year-old Osmarender rendering of Berlin, using a standard stylesheet but with all captions removed, and the resulting PNG file processed with the Gimp roughly like this:

    First convert to grayscale, then use colors->curves to narrow down contrast, then convert back to RGB, then use colors->colorify to give it a nice hue.

  • The cover globe image was made with Marble, the technique is roughly outlined here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Marble

  • To generate the high-res png maps, use the following commands ~/src/nik2img/nik2img.py -d 2479 1356 -z 14 -c -0.128056 51.508056 --scale-factor 3 ~/src/openstreetmap-carto/osm-carto.xml london.png ~/src/nik2img/nik2img.py -d 1974 2902 -z 15 -c -3.19864 55.95 --scale-factor 3 ~/src/openstreetmap-carto/osm-carto.xml edinburgh.png