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I want to get the osm of a specific city of USA. I can only get the whole state now. But how can I get the osm data for a specific city.

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Which City? and what format do you want it in? – Mapperz Jun 11 '12 at 14:16
I want it for Minneapolis in osm format – user31820 Jun 11 '12 at 16:21

Take a look at

I have previously used If you know the approximate latitude and longitude coordinate pairs for your city, it is very easy to use.

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Downtown Minneapolis in osm.xml format Export>OpenStreetMap XML Data

**NOTE if your area [Bounding Boxing] exceeds 50,000 nodes you WILL require to use the planet.osm file see DMan answer for this method

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Mike Migurski provides city-level abstracts of OSM at, including for Minneapolis.

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Try using inViu routes. It's a free GPS tracking Android app that uses OSM. The data from the app can be exported as a GPX file.

The developers are huge supporters of OSM.

You can download inViu routes in Google Play:

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