MapSCII – ASCII World Map

MapSCII – ASCII World Map

This is an interesting little utility to draw an ASCII map on the terminal.   It uses OpenStreetMap for the mapping data.

Open a terminal and enter


You should then be presented with a world map:

I used the mouse to zoom in and view the United Kingdom

Information and directions for use can be found at

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Arrows up, down, left, right to scroll around
  • Press a or z to zoom in and out
  • Press q to quit