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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OpenStreetMap or Google Map Maker: where should I donate and volunteer my geographical knowledge?

I definitely know a lot about the places I visit and want to share it with everyone. I want to know if donating and volunteering at OpenStreetMap—which is where I have been helping—is a waste of time: ...
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looking for open source Java SE map viewer library that work with osm files or osm pre-downloaded tiles

I am new here and I hope I can find answers to my question here! I am developing a mapping platform for desktop, web, mobile (Android). I finally finished embedding mapping into my android software ...
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Looking for geodata of Europe's major roads

As stated in the title, I'm currently looking for a shapefile/other geodata source of Europe's major roads (highways). If anybody knows a free datasource (or a possibility to extract that data from ...
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How to add more than one xml file per layer

I'm using this code to add xml (osm relations) files to my map. osm_layer = new OpenLayers.Layer.GML("Polygon", relation.xml, { format: OpenLayers.Format.OSM, style: {strokeColor: "blue"}, ...
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OSM To Postgis & WGS84 problems

I’m trying to import OpenStreetMap (OSM) data into postGIS it doesn’t appear to be working in that features do not appear to be in the correct place.. Using the QGIS OSM add in and a coastal shape ...
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Display two layers with OpenLayers at once

How can i display two layers with diferent projections at once? For example i have layer with EPSG:70076 and OSM layer.
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How to remove layers of detail from an osm file?

I want to remove some layers from the osm map of an area. It has all the details like POI, offline routing and all. But I just want the map data. How can I remove this extra layer from the map?
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Returning gps points in the form of gpx files in pgrouting

I am trying to create a service that returns the shortest path for a given start and end destination. What I did was used shortest path query provided by pgrouting to calculate the vertex and edges ...
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Large Open Street Map OSM file to Shapefile. Is there any hope for 32-bit FME?

I have a large OSM XML file (around 8 GB) that I was hoping to process in FME. I have a workbench that I previously used to process smaller files (500 MB) into feature type-specific Shapefiles (e.g. ...
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refactoring an XSLT processor with minor changes

having an extremely large xml-file - which is derived from the field of geo informatics. i got it from a German subsite or the OpenStreetMap-Project: the Geograpical-Engineering-site that deilvers a ...
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SLD for OSM data in GeoServer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Standard SLDs for OpenStreetMaps? I can't find a good SLD for OSM. I downloaded the OSM data and imported it to PostGIS. With GeoServer I use it as a data source to ...
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Generate source_id and target_ id for every segment in a multilinestring geometry (PostGIS|PgRouting)

I am working on a project that requires finding the shortest path and to achieve this, I've used the PgRouting dijkstra function and it's all worked out perfectly. Initially, the road network was ...
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OSM To Postgis & WGS84 Newbie confusion

Hi I wonder if someone can clarify as I'm confused. I need to load planet OSM data into Postgis so I downloaded a small data set of a UK County and followed the instructions here loading the Google ...
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what format distanceTo function returns in OpenLayers?

i am using distanceTo function in OpenLayers Geometry. http://dev.openlayers.org/docs/files/OpenLayers/Geometry/Point-js.html#OpenLayers.Geometry.Point.distanceTo here am confused in which format it ...
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How to Optimize Openstreetmap Tile Rendering?

I am currently trying to render Water (3,198,333 records) and detailed world borders (processed_p) for the world. I am successful in rendering both layers, but I am not happy with performance. My ...
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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 ...