How to make your own movie with OSM evolution – part I

Because of the interest on my post with the movies I have created to show OSM evolution in some locations in Romania, I have decided to write a tutorial with all the needed steps to create something similar. The tutorial will be splitted in two parts: 1. Creating a country extract from older planet files 2. Using mapnik and some simple scripts to create images for a specific area, and then compile those images in a MPEG movie. Just to make things clear, I used a Ubuntu 9.04 to get everything done. I am not sure how easy will be

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