Posted by Ollie on 19 December 2009 in English (English).

So, there's OpenCycleMap, OpenPisteMap, OpenHikingMap and OpenWhitewaterMap.

...and now there's OpenOrienteeringMap. UK coverage only at the moment, and the tiles are generated on-the-fly (and cached) so might be a bit slow in places.

The styling, symbology and colours aim to match those in the ISOM spec (PDF).

I particularly like the way Milton Keynes has come out.

Anyone know of parks or other areas in the UK which have been OpenStreetMapped to incredible detail (e.g. individual prominent trees, different terrain types)? I would like to highlight these and see how they come on the map. doesn't have much in the way of UK examples unfortunately.

Comment from wilpin on 19 December 2009 at 15:46

Woods and forests don't seem to be rendered; any reason why not?

Congrats, anyway

Comment from HannesHH on 19 December 2009 at 23:24

That is plain beautiful. Great work!

Comment from IgnoredAmbience on 20 December 2009 at 00:34


Comment from Ollie on 20 December 2009 at 01:25

Thanks all.

Wilpin - "runnable" forest is shown as plain white on orienteering maps, as this is considered by the sport to be the default terrain for orienteering in. I've used the "light yellow" colour as my base colour for the map, so the white is being rendered on top of it. Thicker forests are shown in progressively darker shades of green, however we don't (yet!) record tree density in forests on OSM.

Comment from Adam Geitgey on 20 December 2009 at 01:40

Very nice job!

I also like the way you've added the ability to view your maps on top of an aerial imagery view. While I know that the aerial imagery isn't yet available under a free license, it would be really nice if OSM would add the same option on the public web page.

Comment from Jorge Aldana on 11 February 2015 at 19:58

Hi Oliver, a greeting from Colombia, wanted to ask if you plan on creating users can update the OOM from each country, popr example in the Global Map, so you wont have to do if you can not work.

a greeting

Jorge Aldana

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