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I need information on hospitals and restaurants in Guatemala.

How can I download this information from OpenStreetMap?

I want to use the data in Arcgis 10.1

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Hey there! Try using info I posted here: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/98371/… you'll have to convert GeoJSON to SHP, but you can do that using QGIS, a free GIS desktop client. –  mapBaker Aug 8 at 16:03
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guatemala-latest.shp.zip, yields a number of ESRI compatible shape files when unzipped. This file was last modified 11 hours ago. File size: 8.6 MB. download.geofabrik.de/central-america/guatemala.html –  Mapperz Aug 8 at 17:01

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In QGIS (can be done in ArcGIS)

You can download shapefiles from: http://download.geofabrik.de/central-america/guatemala.html

Once downloaded and unzipped (guatemala-latest.shp.zip) you can filter the restaurants and hospitals

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Please take into account that restaurants might be modelled as single node but also as polygon (that might postprocessed to get the centeroid node) –  Mapper Aug 9 at 6:34

You can use the QuickOSM plugin to directly download only desired data, e.g. everything in Guatemala with amenity=hospital as shown in the following screenshot:

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The data is downloaded and stored as (temporary) Shapefiles (in the Processing temp folder). I suggest using "Save as" to create permanent Shapefiles in a different folder with more descriptive names.

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With QuickOSM, you can save your shapefile in the "advanced" panel. You have to set a directory and a prefix. The plugin won't use the temp folder.

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