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What is the easiest way to get OSM data into a shapefile projected data format for QGIS? Sounds simple but I've run into problems with this before.

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The key here is projected – lewis Mar 22 '13 at 18:47

Try WeoGeo - it is a while since I gave their free OpenStreetMap download service a successful test but I believe it will meet your requirements.

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Thanks, it's a good site and worked well. – lewis Aug 2 '13 at 12:33

There are several script called osm2shp that do what you want, or you can use QGIS.

For an overview, see this wiki page

Once you have the data in a shapefile, you can reproject it into any CRS you want.

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