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#26 2014-08-25 16:02:45

JanFlorijn
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Registered: 2014-07-20
Posts: 10

Re: Israel Streets in English and not in Hebrew characters

Hi,

I know that it is possible with http://www.viamichelin.com, but I do not kwow if this is available for Israel and in english for israel. Just to understand wath you need.

You can print a page and save it to pdf.

Hre two screenprints and a pdf file.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8X24I … sp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8X24I … sp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8X24I … sp=sharing

Kind regards,

JanFLorijn

Last edited by JanFlorijn (2014-08-25 16:59:54)

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#27 2014-11-16 14:16:14

Doron Yosha
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Registered: 2014-07-13
Posts: 16

Re: Israel Streets in English and not in Hebrew characters

Hello
Is there any easy option to use OTM in Enaligh at Athens q Jerusalem or other non English citys? and to download a PDF file of the map?
Thanks
Doron

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#28 2014-11-16 15:07:15

JanFlorijn
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Registered: 2014-07-20
Posts: 10

Re: Israel Streets in English and not in Hebrew characters

Wich operating system you use?

In Ubuntu it should be possible to print to PDF. So finding a map on screen and printing it could be a solution.

Kind regards,

JanFlorijn

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#29 2014-11-16 15:20:52

JanFlorijn
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Registered: 2014-07-20
Posts: 10

Re: Israel Streets in English and not in Hebrew characters

And to do right to Windows: [ALT][PrintScreen]the required map and paste it in Libre Office and save it as PDF.

Kind regards,

JanFlorijn

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#30 2014-11-17 12:47:47

Doron Yosha
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Registered: 2014-07-13
Posts: 16

Re: Israel Streets in English and not in Hebrew characters

Hi JanFlorijn
The problem is not downloading the map
I need the map of Athens or Jerusalem in English not in Hebrew or Greece...
Doron

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#31 2014-11-17 14:48:45

JanFlorijn
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Registered: 2014-07-20
Posts: 10

Re: Israel Streets in English and not in Hebrew characters

Doron Yosha wrote:

Hi JanFlorijn
The problem is not downloading the map
I need the map of Athens or Jerusalem in English not in Hebrew or Greece...
Doron

Hi,

There was a solution with Mobile Atlas Creator (MBAC) 1.8. Based on Google maps it was possible to download english maps.

Due to CopyRight problems this funtionality has been disabled in later versions.
Providing this version 1.8 to you should not be legal.

Viamichelin did not work, or does not exist for Jerusalem/Athene?

Kind regards,

JanFlorijn

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#32 2014-11-18 22:02:48

JanFlorijn
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Registered: 2014-07-20
Posts: 10

Re: Israel Streets in English and not in Hebrew characters

Doron Yosha wrote:

Hi JanFlorijn
The problem is not downloading the map
I need the map of Athens or Jerusalem in English not in Hebrew or Greece...
Doron

When I go to www.google.com/maps and I move to Jerusalem I get english street names. Does this work for you to?

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#33 2014-11-20 07:22:27

JanFlorijn
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Registered: 2014-07-20
Posts: 10

Re: Israel Streets in English and not in Hebrew characters

Hi,

When you surf to google.com/maps and the street names of f.e. Jerusalem are not displayed in english it is advised to use a vpn:

http://www.vpngate.net/en/

Important notice: The given ip-adresseses change after a few weeks, so when it works check if the given IP-adress is active.

This is an project of a japanese university wich may not have commercial activitys.

The effect is choosing f.e. a ip from US that surfing the web you are seen as a US citysen. Surfing to Google.com/maps will display english street names.

Kind regards,

JanFlorijn

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#34 2017-04-02 10:35:01

mboesch
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From: CH-Beringen
Registered: 2017-04-02
Posts: 6

Re: Israel Streets in English and not in Hebrew characters

Has there any progress been made with displaying english (or at least some latin characters) names to display maps from Israel?

The problem is: I contribute to wikivoyage, the open source travel guide, a sister project to wikipedia.
We changed the maps display completely to Open Street Map for licence reasons, on Wikimedia projects only open source resources should be used.

Now, all the maps, point of interests, etc. is displayed in plain hebrew - not too much iof a help for someone travelling to Israel who cannot read hebrew.
I think we could make an effort to add english language tags to the major town, but as they are not displayed in Mapnik or this cannot be set to display english language tags, it is not of any help.

Is there an approach to solve this. I'm afraid you might have problems the other way round: I can read some greek, so greek maps with greek language are more or less helpful, but for an Israeli travelling to a greek island, this might be also challenging...

Kind regards Martin

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#35 2017-04-12 11:37:21

eric22
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Registered: 2010-07-04
Posts: 110

Re: Israel Streets in English and not in Hebrew characters

The suggestion I heard was to use the Germany site:
https://www.openstreetmap.de/karte.html … ers=B000TF
which shows Western characters (where existing) above the local language.

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#36 2017-04-21 10:18:28

mboesch
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From: CH-Beringen
Registered: 2017-04-02
Posts: 6

Re: Israel Streets in English and not in Hebrew characters

Thanks very much, indeed, it works with the german server, on the Swiss OSM, the map is only rendered with local language tags...
Meanwhile i have also found the way to switch the Israel Hiking Map to english language level - for non hebrew speakers, it's not that much self explaining... - but I found the way and it works, great!

Now we hope, that for wikivoyage, we well have the possibility to have the Wikimedia or Mapnik maps we use as a standard to be switched to other language tags, at least now I know that they exist.
The links to earlier projects of a multilingual map are dead, we still do no not want officially to rely on Google maps in the open source travel guide (although most people will do anyway), but I hope that Wikimedia will arrive at that functionality one day (the Wp Mini Atlas is already multilingual but it's loading terribly slow here.

Thanks for your support martin

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