OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The data is free, and free of legal and technical restrictions. OpenStreetMap is often shorted to OSM.

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Simple way to have an offline web based map?

My goal is to have a world map embedded in a web page, but without access to the internet. Preferrably only a set of tiles in combination with some slippy map js-lib. Storage space is not really an ...
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how to avoid the bbox limitations on a Mapquest XAPI request

I am doing the following: I send a request to the API-Server - over http as a response I get the following result - in XML example: the following link gives back all the Nodes of the Type ...
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sending a XAPI-Request to the API-Server - over http

pretty new to Geo-Informatics so do not bear with me if my questions sound like newbie-questions: can i do some requests on POIs of Openstreetmap with XAPI. doing like so: i send a request to the ...
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How to serve OSM Tiles on Windows?

Was hoping I could just extract tiles into a local file system, point IIS at it and be done but I guess that is not the reality of Open Street Map. I'm getting buried in all the possible ways of ...
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How are housenumbers and streets linked in a OSM based PostGIS DB?

I'm trying to understand how OSM is linking housenumbers and streets with each other. I downloaded an osm file for germany and imported it into a PostGIS DB. To understand how the linking is working I ...
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How to tag schools in OpenStreetMap?

Hello and good evening dear GEO-friends, How can we tag schools? One problem is that they are based on large areas, and there are entrances and barriers. How can we handle footways or all the parts ...
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How to display OSM relations in Openlayers with tags as legend?

I would like to show this type of relations in a simple map with Openlayers. http://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/relation/1637735/full I'm specially interested in being able to show tags as legend. ...
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change xslt to match all OSM tags

Hello and good day, I am brand new to GIS and to this forum so please bear with me for asking a newbie question. I have an xslt that works on a split osm file[germany.osm.bz2] What I want to do ...
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How to extract german restaurants from planet.osm?

Want to get the data out of http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Planet.osm UPDATE: i just come back from the site http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Planet.osm which has got some files that belong to ...
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Openlayers Polygon not visible

I have just recently started playing with mapping but have had limited success. I have been able to create/display markers, but in my current project I am trying to display zipcode areas by creating ...
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Openlayers Css problem?

I have succeeded to show Openlayers map in my application, when i show css popup(not Openlayers Popup) map has to blank as the rest of the application. But Openlayers map is not getting blank. What ...
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Getting polygons of all countries and ISO-3166-2 subdivisons

In order to do reverse geocoding lookups to find a country (as ISO-3166-1) and the subdivision (as ISO-3166-2) for given coordinates I am looking for a way to get all polygons of all countries and ...
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Markers on openlayers openstreetmap

I am trying to show some markers from a database in openlayers. I tried it in google maps in past using GDownloadURL fuction to read a json php generated file from my database. Now I tried the same ...
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How to set polygon opacity on openlayers?

I have some prolems showing polygons in openlayer. I want to divide one city in areas. For the moment I have zona1 and zona2. I took lat and long from google maps so I think they are correct. My ...
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How to display places names when using Quantum GIS and shapefiles?

I am new to the world of geo systems. What I would like to do is displaying some information on a map for given regions. I downloaded shape files from cloud made web site and load layers using ...
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How to reverse geocode without Google?

I have a basic tracking system i've written with OpenLayers using google and openstreetmap and I want to use geocoding to get street names etc However, I'm a bit confused. I was hoping there was a ...
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How do you convert OSM XML to geojson?

I want to take the XML output of a Xapi query and display it using leaflet or polymaps. How can I do that? Is there an easy way to convert XML to geojson
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How to overlay WMS layer on OSM maps?

I am using OSM/Google maps and WMS Layers. Now I want to know how my WMS will overlay on this map. I am using the following code for that: function init() { map = new ...
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How do i get country boundary and names to show up in postgis backed mapnik rendered map?

I followed this to setup postgis server with planet-latest.osm. I used generate_xml.py to generate stylesheets. Using this style sheet with mapnik produces a world map with no country boundaries or ...
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Sensor Observation Service Filter Request

I am a student and currently developing a web application using Sensor Observation Service. In my Web-Client, I am sending request to SOS Server per sensor and getting back the observations. The main ...
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Cleaning up OpenStreetMap data, building polygons and trying to improve appearance

I'm currently going through my first project with OpenStreetMap data and I'm struggling to see how certain features can be made to look anywhere near as good as in OpenStreetMap.org. I downloaded a ...
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Projecting OpenStreetMap data in PostGIS

I've loaded an extract of Openstreetmap data into a Postgresql database with PostGIS 1.5 using the following command withosm2pgsql.exe: C:\Program Files (x86)\HOTOSM\bin>osm2pgsql.exe -c -s -H ...
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How to get spatialite_osm_net from spatialite

I am using windows 7. I downloaded spatialite-tools (precompiled) from the following site. But there is no "spatialite_osm_net" tool available. For one of my project I was trying to convert the OSM ...
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GPS device taking pictures and saving heading + HDOP?

I'm looking for a device that can do all of the following: Take picture Save lat-long GPS position + heading (angle to North) of picture [so need tilt-compensated 3D compass], in exif or other ...
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Different searching results in local Nominatim and openstreetmap.org

I've just installed Nominatim using this guide. I've successfully import fresh osm.bz2 file with data for Saint-Petersburg, Russia into my postgresql database. Nominatim search script works, but it ...
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Collecting street data to populate a graph stucture for routing

I'm implementing a basic digraph with weighted edges for street routing in a small geo area (600mx600m). How and where can I get the required data to populate such a structure? I've been reading about ...
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How to get travel time and link used from osm2po http service

I used osm2po to get shortest paths but I would like to get travel time and osm links ids used in the path. Is it possible? Here is the osm2po service url format I use (this is an example): ...
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How is EPSG:4326 data 'projected' in a 2D map?

I like to think I'm relatively well-versed in datums, projections, and coordinate reference systems, so if this is a stupid question I will suffer eternal shame. OpenStreetMap data is stored in WGS84 ...
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How much information does QGIS's OpenStreetmap Plugin download?

I am using the OpenStreetmap Plugin for QGIS to download the information for my university extent. The information as I see is downloaded in vector format divided into Points, polygons and lines... ...
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How to restart an osm2po service from a previous run?

I have followed underdark's clear and concise "how to" to get osm2po running. The web service is a great little tool for inspecting the data. Is there a way to restart the service using an existing ...
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How to get address coordinates from OSM?

I've got an osm file containing the city I live in. Now I've got a tool to render and display it in the browser (mapnik+postgis+tilecache+openlayers+geoext) and the task is to make an address search. ...
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How to query OSM tags by polygon?

I do not know whether something like this is possible but nonetheless. If I understand OSM correctly all objects essentially have associated tags based on type of object (street, building etc) ... ...
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Openlayers Vector Layer Polygons not displaying properly with OSM

I have an Openlayers map displaying Acetate tiles in OSM, and I'm drawing polygon regions on a vector layer to represent the countries of the world. This works fine for the most part, however, there ...
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How to make routable OSM map

I have some routable data for testing my pgRouting functions, and everything is fine. Now I have to download some more countries from OSM. I downloaded Germany shape files, but OSM maps are not ...
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Are there any repositories to find custom map tiles for an OpenLayers implementation?

I can't seem to find an WMS that looks the way I want. I've also checked all of the regular OSM places too and haven't quite found anything. Can anyone recommend any places to find custom map tiles ...
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How to prevent base layers from being edited?

I've made a local tile server (mapnik + postgis + tilecache). Now i need to make use of some editing tool so that only newly created layer can be edited: users of this tool shouldn't have rights to ...
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Incorporating known GPS/INS data to automatically produce geo-registered 3D models

I am trying to reconstruct a 3D building model from 2D video frames using an open-source Structure-From-Motion(SFM) software (Bundler). The final reconstructed 3D model will be in Cartesian ...
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Is there an open source tool for both road network analysis and geocoding?

Is there any one open source software package that can perform both road network analysis and geocoding?
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How OpenStreetMap data layer works?

OSM map has a data layer and an information panel. How is it implemented? What is a type of the layer and URL of vector data source? How information panel works? Thanks for all!
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Is it Better to Use Google Maps or OpenStreetMap When Dealing With Data Points in both Urban and Rural Areas?

My application tracks cancer-related trends across multiple US States. Most of the patient data in the application deals with people who live in poor, rural, or under-served regions. We want to start ...
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How to fix strange rendering behaviour of OSM Data in Mapnik?

My current setup so far is a running Apache webserver with tilecache.cgi script and a mapnik rendering engine connecting to my postgis database containing my OSM data. The problem is very easy to ...
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What is the best way to extract the geometry of a road from OSM data?

What is the best way to extract the geometry of a road from OSM data? The goal is to display segments of highway that are closed due to weather. The weather data consists of positions (in KM measured ...
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How to route between lat/lon pairs in pgRouting?

I have set up Postgresql, PostGIS and pgrouting on Ubuntu. I have imported an osm for wales using the following command: ./osm2pgrouting -file wales.osm \ -conf ...
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How to build tile server from Openstreetmap data for beginner?

I am a beginner at GIS and I am developing a Java Application which needs a map. (The map would specifically be of just one city in the Philippines.) I have researched on different ways to do this and ...
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How to add a background map to a java project?

I'm new at GIS. I am trying to make a java application that can display a map with certain points. I have achieved this using the geotools library. However, I want to put the map from OpenStreetMap or ...
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How to calculate the optimal zoom-level to display two or more points on a map

We want to display several markers on a static map and want to calculate the optimal zoom-level like Google Maps does. We already calculated the bounding rectangle and the centerpoint of the map but ...
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ways to access and download the metadata of OpenStreetMaps

Does anyone know if there are any good methods or apps to access and download the metadata of OSM from desktop? Many thanks!
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JOSM vs QGIS/uDIG for road network editing and storage

My application needs to store a road network and provide editing functionality for that network (editing/updating/removing lanes, signs, traffic lights, speed limits info, etc.). I find JOSM tool to ...
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How do PostGIS layers in QGIS work?

I use QGIS 1.4.0 to import a layer which is basically a road network converted from an .osm file to a PostGIS database table by osm2pgrouting. I have skimmed through the documentation, but I am still ...
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Render the PostGIS OSM data in 3d?

I wonder is there any open-source application that can query a PostGIS-enabled database and render the resulting OSM map in 3d. The only thing I have found so far is Navit, but it renders only from ...