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 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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Split very large OSM file

I'm trying to get detailed geojson data for various African countries. I think I found a good source at http://download.geofabrik.de/. The problem is that the downloaded file is in osm format. I know ...
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Styling OSM data with OSM-Carto

I have set up on Ubuntu a tile server by following this tutorial I followed the instructions for downloading and configuring osm-bright, but now I want to use the openstreetmap-carto stylesheet. In ...
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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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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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Free Web-service providing Satellite Images

Is there any web-service currently available which is hosting satellite images as open-source, just like OSM web-service hosting vector maps? We want to make a real-time traffic monitoring commercial ...
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How can I convert a set of ShapeFiles to an OSM file?

How can I convert a set of ShapeFiles to an OSM file?
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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 ...
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OpenStreetMap data at different scales

Could anyone just clear up a question regarding openstreetmap data. Are there different OSM data sets for the various set scales, or do the data get generalized on-the-fly when the map is zoomed out ...
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Maperitive: how to add a new rule-set

Maperitive, a desktop OSM renderer, stores its rulesets for rendering in a subfolder called "Rules" - at least when running under Windows. I tried to generate my own rules (or to be more honest I ...
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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 to download highways marked with a specific relation from OSM?

There's an excellent general question about downloading canals here: How do I download specific OpenStreetMap data by tag? There's also plenty of knowledge about OSM in general, but one thing I ...
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Importing OSM Data into MongoDB?

Can any one tell me how to import OSM data in mongoDB step by step ? This is the link of data http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/germany/baden-wuerttemberg/karlsruhe-regbez.html ...
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How to make an editable City Map from OSM data?

I want to make a map of Cardiff, Wales, showing features useful to tourists, e.g. roads with road names, parks, museums, other POIs, etc. I want the final map to be clear to read - simple roads and ...
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How often are MapQuest tiles updated with new OSM data?

When users make edits to OpenStreetMap, how long does it generally take for those edits to show up in the MapQuest tiles? Is this on the order of hours, days, or months?
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select two markers & draw line between them in leaflet

I am very much new to leaflet. I have multiple markers plotted on my map in leaflet. now I have to draw line between two markers when I select them. Can any one help in doing this.
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OSM Python Utils: Modifying generate_tiles.py to create 512 x 512 tiles?

[Edited to include example image outputs] SE folks, I'm wanting to modify generate_tiles.py to create 512 x 512 tiles. At om_henners' recommendation, I tried replacing 12 of the 13 instances of 256 ...
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How to get bounding box from coordinates (latitude, longitude), zoom level and size (screen)?

Is possible to get bounding box from coordinates (latitude, longitude), zoom level and size (screen)? I found only calculating bounding box from tile. I need it, because OpenStreetMap accept only bbox ...
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Sub-dividing a polygon into smaller polygons

In OpenStreetMap data, some large areas are tagged with a residential=yes tag. Actually within this large polygon there are multiple smaller (rectangular) houses (which are actually not drawn as yet). ...
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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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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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Using planet.bz2 with ArcGIS Editor for OSM, sync'ing changes

Overview: We are attempting to clean up and revise the OSM data of our County by comparing it to a more accurate (public domain licensed) street layer within the ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap. ...
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Assessing OpenStreetMap coverage for international routing

I posted the following question on the main StackOverflow website, but was informed that I might get a better response here. Hence I'm copying it below. Note however, that I have an active bounty on ...
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Routing ensuring all areas are touched

I'm making a web application with leaflet and OSM. It's all going well, but now I need a little help. I'm searching for a good routing engine, that's capable of creating the most probably taken route ...
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Is there a public API that can be accessed with Python and will geocode Points of Interests?

I recently downloaded tagged hospital data from OpenStreetMaps.org using the API. Some of the data have a 'node' tag which are attributed with a lat/long while other data are tagged as 'way' format ...
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Is it possible to decrease detail level (decrease file size) in Spatialite OSM export?

I currently use Spatialite exports from OSM data (together with Google maps like styles by Underdark) which are very useful for me as the files are easily portable with the project and I do not need ...
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Recommended specs for a single-country OSM tile server

What specs would you recommend for an OSM tile server dedicated to serving tiles for a single, small country (e.g., Portugal only)? Total server load is estimated to be no more than two/three users ...
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OSM personal points of interest

I use OpenStreetMap along with OSMand on my mobile device. I have personal points of interest on my map that I do not want to upload to the community. Currently I use Favorites in OSMand to save ...
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How to filter and download OSM data by attribute tag?

Is there any online service that allows to download only one thematic layer of the OSM data for a specific geographic region? For example all objects related to vegetation (trees, grassland,...), but ...
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Qgis OpenStreetMap plugin misbehaviour

I used the plugin successfully. But yesterday, after changing several buildings in JOSM. Import under qgis with the plugin does not work anymore. The buildings are in the layer point! Do you have any ...
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How to use a sld file with Openlayers using OSM data?

My app, made with openlayers, displays building data called from overpass api. var data_url = "http://overpass-api.de/api/interpreter?data=(way[building](bbox);node(w););out body;"; //main working ...
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Why are selected features not highlighted in OSM layers?

I am experienced with GIS, but new to QGIS and Opensource data. I recently opened an Open Street Map (osm) file in QGIS 1.8 (on Kubuntu 12.04). I found that when I selected a feature, there was no ...
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Is there a recipe for large shape files to be used in an Android App?

I am very new to GIS and I am diving into cartography and mapping because of an Android App that I am currently developing. I want to display environmental data, more precisely noise pollution data on ...
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USGS Topographic Map Online API?

I am creating a website for a non-profit organization and would like to plot points on a map similar to this: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=931d892ac7a843d7ba29d085e0433465 I am currently ...
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Differences between OSM data and MapQuest OSM data?

I currently have an OSM "stack" server (Postgres/PostGIS, Mapnik, OpensLayers) working in a development environment, with almost all the South America countries loaded on the database. Since the ...
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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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Why is osm2pgrouting not importing?

I installed pgrouting successfully and did a little import with a 20Mb file. Works good! Now I'm trying to import a file with the size of a country and it doesn't even start to import. The last 2 ...
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Finding all segments that makeup a road in OSM

I've spent 2 days trying to figure this out and I'm afraid that it's something that's not possible. If that's the case then I'm thinking the wrong with with respect to OSM data. Let's say I have a ...
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OSM zoom levels correspond to what level of text labels?

I'm using Maperitive to render OSM map data of Mexico City as SVG files, destination Illustrator and then print (on paper, in a book). At different zoom levels, the resulting maps have different ...
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Using openstreetmap data in ArcMap

I posted this on the OSM help page but it was suggested I try here instead: I'm new to OSM data and I'm using the ArcGIS editor for OpenStreetMap within ArcMap. The data downloads correctly but the ...
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How do I add Garmin .img files to QGIS?

I downloaded 10 .img files from garmin.openstreetmap.nl which are supposed to contain the topo tiles for the area I would like to add in qgis. I've been unable to find any instructions on how to use ...
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GPS tracking and Web mapping?

We are developing a tracking software and we are the stage where we test the reliability of our location stigma on the following web-maps Google Map Nokia HERE Open Street Map (OSM) We observe ...
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Vector Mapping for iOS?

Are there any vector map data providers with API's, that i can use to build my app on iOS natively (not on a webview). Specifically im looking for: For a library/framework that uses existing map ...