Sharing and Printing

Bookmarking and embedding your map in another web page

In addition to being able to save changes to your map, it is also possible to embed your map in other web pages. This will provide a live view of your map within a blog or any web page.

Create a view that you like and want to show to someone else. Then click the Publish Map button at the upper left.


Now you have an embed tag that you can paste into a blog or an HTML page.


Open a blog or page if you have one. If you don’t have one and would like to try this, go to and create a blog. Open a blog entry then paste the snippet into the blog and save it.



Make sure you are in HTML edit mode when you paste the snippet.

Now view it. See that panning and zooming is supported.


You can change the size of the embedded map by using the pulldown to change the height and width of the embedded map (measured in pixels), or by editing the height and width parameters in the code snippet manually.


Downloading data

Layers may be downloaded from their information pages in a number of file formats including:

  • ESRI Shapefile
  • Google Earth KML
  • Adobe PDF
  • Microsoft Excel
  • CSV (comma delimited text)
  • GML (geographic markup language)
  • PNG (image)
  • JPEG (image)
  • View in Google Earth

You can select the download file format in the Download area in the upper right hand portion of the Layer Info page.



Within the Map Composer, select the Open Street Map base layer and click on the Print button at the upper left.



  • Portrait type
  • Resolution
  • Whether you want a legend
  • Pan your map in print view if necessary
  • Provide a title for your printout.

Click Print and GeoNode will generate a PDF which you can save, email, or print.


Printing is supported at up to 300dpi and creates an Adobe PDF view of your map at 8.5” x 11” (A4: 216mm x 279mm) and 8.5” x 11” (A3: 216mm x 356mm) sizes.