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0.1.0 release infos


Memphis (Link) is a map-rendering application and a library for OpenStreetMap written in C using eXpat, Cairo and GLib. It's licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License.

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Latest Release 0.1.0

The first release of Memphis and libmemphis. download memphis-0.1.0.tar.gz.


  • Parsing of nodes and ways from a OSM XML export file.
  • XML file format to define rendering style rules.
  • Dynamic adaptable drawing rules.
  • Cairo rendering engine.
  • GObject based API.

Known Bugs:

  • Conditional drawing rules are broken and should not be used. (#14)

Development Version

The development version can be accessed from our Subversion repository.

svn co memphis

Current development efforts are listed on MemphisDevel.


Rendering is split in 3 steps. Reading rendering rules, Reading OSM input file, rendering. Memory usage is not an main issue during the first two steps. Therefore Hashtables and B-Trees are built to improve parsing speed. After this two steps, the Hashes and B-Trees are destroyed.


Main objectives of Memphis are to directly rendering PNGs with a low memory overhead. In addition Memphis should be portable and fast.


London Z13 Winterthur Z14
London Z11 Tile at Z13 Winterthur Z12 Tile at Z14


LibMemphis provides a GObject based API to render OpenStreetMap data on a cairo surface. Libmemphis implements the 'Slippy Map Tilename' specification, like Mapnik and Osmarender. It supports zoom level 12 to 18, projected with the Mercator projection.

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