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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Simulating Random Agent Movements along Roads on Map

I need to simulate agent movements on map as follows: Agent starts a known location and moves along a road. At each road intersection, the agent uniformly chooses one possible road and moves along ...
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Calculating distance and/or time taken to travel from population centre to nearest hospital in QGIS

I'm trying to find out how long it would take to travel by car from each of the Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) in Norfolk, England to the nearest Hospital (or just what the distance is and I ...
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Where can I find High Quality Road Network Information

I am carrying out a research on how complex city road networks get and I need to get accurate map information. I started with openstreetmaps however I ran into a couple of issues: some of the dumps ...
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How to interpolate polyline or line from points?

We have a lot of points, but with no timestamps to create ways. For now, I've created a sample of the way the points traverse. It's in here, this way can be compared with a Google one. I haven't ...
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Why the modifications I do in QGIS doesn't appear when I save an OSM file I created?

Through QGIS I loaded an OSM file I created and I'm trying to visualize what happens with the file in terms of codes after some modifications like adding points, lines or polygons. But the problem is ...
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Help importing osm data into spatialite

I am trying to import OSM data into Spatialite. The data is a query from overpass called features.osm I'm using spatialite 3.0, and following examples, I have created a new database with: $ ...
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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 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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Split edges at intersections in PostGIS

I'm attempting to do a walking distance analysis using OpenStreetMap data (osm2pgrouting) and PostGIS and following underdark's blog posts, however I need to exclude residential and service roads that ...
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Working with address data extracted from *.osm

My goal is get all the addresses from a certain country, ideally - from all countries, but for now - only from one. I downloaded an *.osm file from here http://download.geofabrik.de/ for a certain ...
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how to get a low level road network from openstreetmap data?

I've extracted the road network of a city from openstreetmaps (filetype: osm). One part of the road networks look like this: However, there are too many details in this data. I'd like to represent ...
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How to change OpenStreetMap Layer Properties in QGIS 2.0

I have loaded the OpenStreetMap layer in QGIS 2.0, but would like to edit the properties in order to better complement the map I'm producing. I can't seem to find the OSM toolbar or OSM Feature widget ...
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How can I geocode to a shape instead of a coordinate?

Geocoding to a shape instead of a point The project I'm currently working on is Find-A-Record. We are geocoding genealogical record collections and storing them in a spatial index (browse our blog if ...
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How to split a 20 km² OSM file?

I want to create a 3D model of an OSM map using osm2world. Osm2World can render maps of large regions, for example, there is a 3D map of Austria and Germany (generated from OSM). I want to do ...
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What is the bare minimum data I would need to import from an OSM data file in order to geocode an address?

I'm using osm2pgsql to import an extract of OpenStreetMap's data so I can geocode an address to a lat/lng. But I'm new to OSM and mapping so I'm having trouble figuring out what data is relevant and ...
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Vector Building Footprint Resources - Tokyo

I typically know where to look for this data in the United States, but I'm at a loss when looking for building footprint shapefiles abroad. I thought I could find what I was looking for with Open ...
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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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How do I determine the center point of several features in OpenLayers?

I have several polygons being drawn on a map, usually representing a country or province or state. Depending on some chosen data, different regions may be selected, so what I was hoping is that ...
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Are OSM ids unique over all Object types?

Are OSM ids unique over all Object types? Means can a way-id occur as an relation-id or an node-id as way-id?
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The shapes of the USA map

I'm newbie in GIS. I want use the shapefiles of USA map for my Geoserver. Where can I download shapes for USA? I know about the TIGER\Line shapes but it is separate shapes of counties and thematic ...
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How to get vector data from OSM to use in QGIS?

How do I get data from OpenStreetMap which I can then edit in QGIS layer by layer? What is the best OSM output and what / how do I get to a suitable input for QGIS? OR...is there another appraach to ...
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Is there an opensource software to route openstreetMap data based on database?

I have a project that consists in aggregate traffic information on OpenStreetMap for routing proposes. My first idea is to use the OSM data from the region on a database, so I can aggregate the ...
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Why do these points send me to the middle of the ocean or middle of nowhere? [duplicate]

I've been beating my head against the wall trying to map some points using Leaflet + OSM. I put in some sample points (near Bellingham, WA, USA). I've checked the JSON with JSfiddle and ...
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How to find out what features /tags are included in an .osm or .pbf file?

I would like to load osm data into a postgis (postgresql) database. In How to load OSM data into PostGIS preserving all Tags? there has been a solution posted: Download the OSM files (in .osm ...
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how to extract country border from openstreetmap

I'm trying to extract the Jordanian country border from an openstreetmap. When I click the download link for the file, the following page opens: My question is: How do I save these XML tags as an ...
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How to find out whether a photo is geotagged or not?

I use a android app called OSMTracker. This app records the GPS track and can take pictures and notes. Using JOSM software, the photos are shown exactly at their coordinates (location) but i cannot ...
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In osm2pgsql how is the planet_osm_roads table populated?

I'm using osm2pgsql to populate a North America OSM database from planet.osm. I like how simple the resulting PostGIS schema is, but I'm a bit confused by its contents. I have the two tables ...
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USA County level, detailed OpenStreetMap basemap in tiff?

Is there any way to get detailed (close zoom) OSM tiffs at the county level in the USA? I would like to use them as basemaps for a class I am teaching in GIS, using QGIS. I know about (and love) the ...
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Where does Open-Streetmap forest data come from?

If you open this url http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=50.6524658203125&mlon=9.4482421875&zoom=13 you are in a forest in germany. I downloaded the complete Open-Streetmap Data for Germany. ...
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Improve database performance for geospatial

I have a database with osm data imported with osmosis tool. I want to search for the nearest POIs from a given point. For this purpose, I perform this query: select id from nodes where ...
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How to use a local .OSM map with Openlayers 3?

What do I need to load a .OSM map in a client side javascript app? (Imagine an offline webapp).
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How to extract primary and secondary roads from OSM data?

After importing my country roads from OSM data, I need to create a network ( roads connecting big cities ) for use with pgRouting. For this, I need the green, blue and red ones ...
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Where download sld styles for OpenStreetMap for GeoServer?

I display OpenStreetMap with some sld styles. This map is not the same OSM. I want that this map is equal OSM map. I use geoserver 2.3.5 Does anyone display OSM through MapServer, ArcGisServer ...
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GDAL 1.10 ogr2ogr OSM “Unable to open datasource”

I have a problem with ogr2ogr and osm file. I install from source (on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS) newest GDAL libary and OGR still can't read osm files. gdal-config --version 1.10.0 ogr2ogr --version GDAL ...
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More zoom in base layer in openlayer.

I have some GIS project to do, in this project I need to place something like 20,000 trees on a map. So I did a web app with .net that includes map that based on OpenLayers with bing base map. My ...
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Adding bike infrastructure data to OpenStreetMap? [closed]

Is there a best practices guide for adding bike infrastructure data to OSM? Not simply how to add a bike path, but a list of best practices for actually fleshing out sometimes disjointed bike ...
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Getting lane data from OSM

I want to extract road network data from OSM for a small city. From where can I get the lane information of any road in OSM. I tried exporting the data in the OSM XML format and there was no lane ...
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OpenStreetMap tiles not loaded despite being received

While using OpenLayers to load OpenStreetMap, I observe that part of the map would sometimes be covered with blank pink tiles. I searched and found similar complaints with solutions suggesting the ...
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Open street map accuracy problem

I want to locate shops with open street map. For that I send a query to nominatim, a webservice which geocodes coordinates from addresses. I draw a marker at the returned coordinates, and it´s ...
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How to “calculate” distance-to-ground of all 18 OSM zoom levels?

Assuming I'm building a 3D solution with the "world" being mapped to global geo-data supplied by OSM / Cloudmade... think http://www.webglearth.com but with completely different goals and use-cases. ...
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Is there a service to check whether a gps path belongs to a public road?

I have a bunch of GPS tracks. I want to exclude the ones which go via public roads. I'm interested in off-road segments only. Is there any public api to check if a given set of coordinates belongs to ...
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Difference between osm_id and place_id?

I'd like to know what the difference is between place_id and osm_id. I understand osm_id is some sort of reference number + more convenient for OSM to find location v. lat/lng. If this is the case, ...
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How to implement place auto-complete using nominatim?

hi i want auto complete like google place and I dont'want to use Google Place API. I Got nominatim auto-complete example but it's not working in my windows 8 because it's implemented in node.js please ...
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OSMOSIS: How to extract all railway stations in use?

I'm trying to retrieve a list of all railway stations of Belgium that are in use. I downloaded the country osm from http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/belgium-latest.osm.pbf. I tried the following ...
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Day and night zone layer for Leaflet

I'm working with Leaflet and I'd like to show the day and night zones adding a dynamic layer to my map. I was thinking to add a static layer with some transparency and make it move every x minutes but ...
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How do I query highways with overpass turbo?

I want to use overpass to show major highways for a US city. How can I query that from overpass turbo? I tried the following code here and it returns tons of dots. I really want only lines showing ...
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Open Street Map: converting to country -> administrative unit -> city database

To moderators: If you think this question is too broad, please point me into right direction before closing, I'm desperately looking for help. I'm stuck on my task and I don't know what to do. The ...
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Create Fantasy Map

I'm currently looking to create a Fantasy map and share it with my friends. We have the map designed already in flash to certain degrees of detail and able to export as a vector. We'd like it to be ...
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How to import polygons from OSM to QGIS?

I am trying to import Polygons from OSM to QGIS 2.0, but so far I have no idea how to do that. E. g.: Kisterseg auf Tatabanya in HU: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=1027806 Is there any fast ...
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Manually building a tile server

I use this instruction http://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/manually-building-a-tile-server-12-04/ I have the problem on the step "Starting your tileserver" sudo mkdir /var/run/renderd sudo chown ...