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How to correct India Maps on Open Street Map(OSM) Tile Server to show disputed Indian boundaries

Posted by azaadshatru on 19 July 2019 in English (English)

The map tiles on the default OSM homepage display the international borders of India as per the defacto ground situation (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:India_disputed_areas_map.svg#Notes). To comply with Indian law, please use one of the OSM India tileservers or setup your own instance with the boundaries of J&K and Arunachal Pradesh as per the Survey of India (http://www.surveyofindia.gov.in/pages/display/190-public-awareness).

The link below describes the details process of :

https://github.com/azaadshatru/OSM

  1. Building your own OSM Tile Server on Ubuntu.
  2. Using OSMBright Stylesheets.
  3. Loading India specific data to tile server.
  4. Correcting Map of India.
  5. Sample configuration files.

Comment from PlaneMad on 19 July 2019 at 14:07

Very detailed and useful tutorial! This is repeated question among many folks who want to use OSM tiles in India and also for other parts of the world where the official boundary may differ from what is in OSM.

Have also added a link for the tutorial in the wiki: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/India/Rendering_server#Tutorial

Indian border on OpenStreetMap

Modified boundaries matching official map of India

Comment from Saikat Maiti on 20 July 2019 at 13:56

This is a great piece of work! Thanks for sharing this.

Comment from naveenpf on 21 July 2019 at 04:07

Good work Azaadshatru !!! Should we create a .ova and link it to https://openstreetmap.in/ ?

Comment from Answerquest on 21 July 2019 at 05:31

Great work! I’d made attempts and given up quite some times, Kudos for getting it done! +1 to Naveen’s suggestion to make a virtual system .ova, docker image or other!

Comment from tabrez0708 on 21 July 2019 at 19:56

This is what i was also thinking to highlight. Great work..👌👌

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