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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How to put a roads layer (OpenStreetMap) on top of KML polygons?

I need to develop a map where KMLs are overlayed with road layers. So, KMLs are polygons, and I would need to use a map tiles like OpenStreetMaps. But the problem is how to put roads on top of KML ...
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Method to compute and visualize the closest set of facilities from OSM data

I want to use OSM to extract a set of facilities e.g. school, park, hospital inside a given region. from that, transform the area in grid and for each cell in a grid compute its score mixing the ...
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How to add markers to OSM base map in Google Maps API?

I am using the example from this webpage to display my maps: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Google_Maps_Example#More_examples (Example - Using Google Maps API v3 setting OSM as a base map layer) ...
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How to manage the osmosis filters?

I am a complete beginner in OSM and osmosis, and I am trying to build a stripped down version of a local map, in order to add nodes of public lights that would be used for maintenance. I have used the ...
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Extract BoundingBox of Cities

For simple geocoding purposes I want to extract all cities from a single country of openstreetmap. They only queries I want to do are: ZipCode -> (List of) BoundingBox of City/Village ...
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How to convert OSM relation xml data to shape file [closed]

I would like to transform the xml data here : http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Berlin/Transportation into shape files or load into postGIS. I think the thing I am missing is how these xmls files, ...
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osm2pgsql Error: operator class “gist_geometry_ops” does not exist for access method “gist”

When using osm2pgsql to import massachusetts-latest.osm.bz2 into PostGIS 2.0.1 database osm (running on PostgreSQL 9.1 on an Ubuntu 12.04), I get the error failed: ERROR: operator class ...
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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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OpenStreetMap Tiles Not Loading in Firefox 17.0.1 - Pink Background [closed]

I recently ran into an issue where only a pink background is displayed in the openstreetmap on my webpage (tiles are not displaying). I found this topic OpenStreetMap tiles not loaded despite being ...
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Create a consistent topology using pgrouting

I'm developing an application that needs routing information for certain cities. First, I downloaded a openstreetmap datafile (*.osm) and then I imported it into a postgreSQL database using ...
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How to serve OpenStreetMap Tiles locally using ArcGIS Server 10?

We want to serve OpenStreetMap Tiles locally using ArcGis Server 10 to use as base maps in our ESRI Silverlight and Flex GIS clients. We've downloaded our regions OSM file and created PNGs using ...
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Openlayers 2.12 + Firefox 15 = OSM Layer not showing

I know it's due to the new Access-Control-Allow-Origin in OL 2.12, but it is still not functional to me. I've followed instructions on here on stackoverflow. Firefox version 15.0.1 Apache2 config ...
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How do I pass a LatLng Bounds from Leaflet to Mapfish Print?

I successfully fired up a MapFish print server on Elastic Beanstalk, and it prints out the sample spec files fine, but I'm trying to pass bounds from my Leaflet frontend now, and encountering a lot of ...
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Steps to update OpenStreetMap back and forth?

I have both a PostGIS database with OSM data imported, and the same data in a SHP folder. By adding missing information to the downloaded OSM data, both in SHP and PostGIS, I'd be able to contribute ...
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How to use OSM xml extracts? Can I make an offline app in Android using OSM?

I'm new to OpenStreetMaps. I have followed their wiki/main page and tried to understand it. Can anyone briefly explain how exactly OSM xml data works and how it is rendered? ...Any links /pointers ...
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Offline map(google/openlayers) for HTML5(Angular) based hybrid application

I have a requirement where the customer has explicitly asked for offline support for the map. The rest of the application works well offline, but i am not sure how to get this done using Google or ...
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How do I query OpenStreetMap for a list of US counties?

I would like to query OpenStreetMap (remotely) for a list of US counties (and their boundary vectors if possible), in a scriptable automated fashion. Preferred format is CSV. How do I do so? I am ...
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Given latitude/longitude, how to determine whether point is in Japan or China?

For OpenStreetMap names transliteration to Latin characters, I need to know whether a point (latitude, longitude) should be transliterated to Japanese or Chinese. What formula f(latitude, longitude) ...
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How can I get a road network to run a simulation on?

I'm new to GIS and I'm asking this a bit out of desperation, but I'm trying my best not to get overwhelmed. :) I want to download a file that contains data of a road network (of what road network is ...
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Alternatives to Google Maps on Android Phone

Android phone has Google maps as its stock/default Maps, POI and Navigation app. What are other options that i have which can be used instead of Google Maps? One Obvious answer is OSMAnd. OSMAnd has ...
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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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Creating osm2pgsql tables in PostGIS database

I managed to partially setup osm2psql to work with my PostGIS DB. My DB contains now the following tables: Schema | Name | Type | Owner --------+-------------------+-------+------- ...
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How to add a google/OSM/bing etc style map layer to Quantum GIS

I am just getting started using QGIS. I am aiming to create a heat map of Census tracts in Georgia based on population. I have all of the data - the population for each census tract in Georgia. I've ...
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Render vectors from OSM data in POSTGIS database

I'm a newbie when it comes to mapping application. I had successfully loaded my OpenstreetMap data in a Postgresql/PostGIS database. Now my problem is how to render the vector data (the POI's, ways, ...
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Does OpenStreetMap have property boundaries?

I want to move from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap. I was planning on using MapBox to create the tiles if that makes a difference. OpenStreetMap seems to lack property outlines, which Google Maps has. I ...
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OpenStreetMap display as simple as Google Maps?

I'm glad OpenStreetMap exists at all, but I find their display has way too much details. Here's an exemple of the same location: Is there a way to view OSM contents with the same level of details ...
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What Spatial Reference System do I store Google Map's Lat/Lng in

I am new to PostGIS, Spatial Reference Systems and projections and want to store lat/lng coordinates retrieved from Google Maps and Openstreetmap and its services like the Geocoder/Nominatim. I'm ...
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Detect city from coordinates

I need to know how to detect which city belong certain coordinates. Wich is the best way to do this? Thanks in advance. Pd: excuse my english
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Openlayers: How to highlight a point on mouse over a line

Any suggestions on how to highlight a point on mouse over a line, I've read points from a javascript array, lines are drawn by using them and I want to highlight some points in that array by moving ...
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Extract human-relevant data in an OpenStreetMap dump?

I downloaded a full XML dump. While there are lots of nodes and ways, I want to filter out only the human-relevant data. By human-relevant, I mean neighborhoods, restaurants and landmarks are ...
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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 reconcile UTF encoding for OpenStreetMap

I frankly am a bit confused when I am working outside the United States so please excuse my ignorance. I downloaded some shapefiles for Moldova (MoldovaData) and had a question regarding the encoding ...
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Is there a OSM data server that returns vector data based on a bounding box?

I would like to know if exist some OSM data server, not tiled, just data. I know it is possible to import OSM data in your own server, but because you need robust server architecture, it wont be ...
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Shapefiles *.dbf data, encoding problem

I have to work with the Shapefiles, and all is fine except data in *.dbf When I have first deserialized file, I have thought, that I'm doing smth wrong, but when any soft like (QGIS, SAGA, ESRI ...
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How to get street names from OpenStreetMap?

I have some SHP layers that contain some streets and buildings data, and i'm showing it with openLayers (by GeoServer). they are not contain the names of the streets or the numbers of the buildings. ...
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What can go wrong in UTM to WGS1984 conversion (shifted data)

I try to convert .shp files to OSM data with shp2osm and ogr2osm but the output data is shifted. Semi-Cross-Posting Warning: I have already asked a questions on the OSM help site, but this questions ...
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Can OpenStreetMap be used as a WMS service in MapServer?

I want to produce a png image that uses OpenStreetMap data and has a vector overlaid on the base data. I am able to produce the vector overlay from within Mapserver, but I have difficulty ...
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Optimizing OSM tiles download

Disclaimer: I don't know anything about maps, please excuse me. In our mobile app, we use Cloudmade as our map tiles provider. For certain places, we download multiple tiles for each zoom level ...
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How to render a multi-layered (raster + vector) map to a file (PDF, SVG or JPEG, PNG)?

When using OpenLayers I can compose a map with several layers which is displayed nicely by my browser, but I need to do the same server side (no browser composing the layers), and I'm waiting a image ...
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Simple GIS to Provide Urban Boundaries

I have an app built on top of Google Maps right now and everything works great. I want to add one feature that seems exceedingly difficult. On my site, I want users to be able to type "Boston, MA" or ...
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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 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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Queries on virtual network in Spatialite only make errors

I've installed Spatialite 2.4 in Ubuntu. I try to convert an osm file into a roads network using this tutorial and make searches on it, but the queries only produce "no column" errors. $ ...
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Geographic maps in ArcMap

I have OSM data in SHP format inside ArcMap 10. But in ArcMap they are stretched a lot East-West compared to what I see at www.openstreetmap.org. How can I change it in ArcMap? I am not looking for ...
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Extract a PostGIS dump from OSM with a particular tag

I'm new to OpenStreetMap. I want to extract all restaurants from Switzerland with their capacity if available. I am using osmosis. I tried: osmosis --read-pbf file=switzerland.pbf --tf accept-nodes ...
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How to make a private OSM (Save personal information to) a map using OpenLayer or Tilemill or mapbox

OSM (OpenStreetMap) is great for making a real time public map for general purposes but what if I want to add private info to a map such as the location and date of my first kiss or a note about every ...
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Axis of rendered shape files not showing numbers that are latitude and longitude

I am using rgdal to render some shape file. The first is a set of building zones from NYC Open Data. The second is the NYC coast line from OSM. The Zone files seems to generally render an X axis ...
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Retrieve geographic coordinates from OSM imported data

We have just finished importing OSM data into our PostGIS (Postgresql) database. And we are having difficulty understanding the geometry of various shapes imported. We run a query to retrieve the ...
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What is a reasonable time to get a gps fix with 10 meters precision?

I hope I'm asking this at the right part of Stack Exchange. Please bear with me if I'm wrong. I'm developing some gps based applications. The demands I have for precision are not very high, but I ...
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Tool for adding buildings to OpenStreetMaps by tracing their countours on satellite maps

There is an OSM map of some city, in which several buildings are missing (see the OSM map and the Yandex map of the same place below - there are lots of spaces, which look empty in the OSM map, but ...