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  • headway

    Self-hostable maps stack, powered by OpenStreetMap.

    Lots of it is stuff that I've picked up over the years. I work(ed) in the maps industry for the last 4 years or so, until I was laid off about a week and a half ago. I do interact with OSM a little bit in the docker image generation but the servers (geocoder, tileserver, routing server) all pre-process their data to turn it into a format that's useful for each server's specific purpose. So none of the HTTP requests that my demo server is responding to right now actually directly touch any OSM data.

    Most of the OSM data processing is done in the Makefile, but beware that it was very hastily written so it's not a perfect example:

  • planetiler

    Flexible tool to build planet-scale vector tilesets from OpenStreetMap data in a few hours

    Nice! I was going to point out the project I’ve been working on [1] to reduce the cost but I see you’ve already found it :-) Feel free to reach out it you run into any issues!


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  • Openstreetmap

    The Rails application that powers OpenStreetMap

    What's the advantage compared to using and Organic Maps, or self-hosting them? (the website is and the tile server is

  • OpenTripPlanner

    An open source multi-modal trip planner

    For a full multimodal routing engine including realtime data for transit, you should have a look at OpenTripPlanner version 2 (if you haven't already):

  • openstreetmap-tile-server

    Docker file for a minimal effort OpenStreetMap tile server

    My friend Alexander created an easy docker file[1] for an OSM tile server. I use it for nearly two years without problems.


  • tilemaker

    Make OpenStreetMap vector tiles without the stack

  • mod_mbtiles

    Serve tiles with Apache directly from an .mbtiles file


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  • Open Source Routing Machine (OSRM)

    Open Source Routing Machine - C++ backend

    > As a cyclist I’m almost always disappointed by google, apple, and Valhalla

    Have you tried the OSRM bike config? (The one you find in

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