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add a README file to pyrender, to make it clear what this thing is.

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1pyrender
2========
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4pyrender retrieves OpenStreetMap data and renders them to png tiles on demand. I also provides a simple web server with a "slippy map" that is used to display the tiles, providing a map similar to Google Maps.
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6It is written in python and provides a plug-in mechanism for different render backends. Currently PIL (Python imaging library) and Cairo (cairographics.org) are supported, Cairo is used as the default backend.
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8USAGE
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10run "python server.py" and open a browser window pointing to "http://localhost:1280". Downloaded data will be stored in the "cache" subdirectory.
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12WHY pyrender?
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14pyrender caches the retrieved .osm data, meaning that it will retrieve only missing data, making it suitable for offline usage. It's on the fly rendering enables to apply different stylesheets, even after the data has been downloaded.
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16LICENSE
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18pyrender has been created by Oliver White and is licensed under the GNU GPL (see file COPYING.txt for details).
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