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 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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Get tile URL with projection different than 900913

I have the following code, which should display a slippy map showing tiles producted by me with mapnik: Proj4js.defs["EPSG:31258"] = "+proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=13.33333333333333 +k=1 +x_0=450000 ...
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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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How to get the Lat, Long of a clicked location using Leaflet API?

I am using OSM with leaflet API. Now i want to get the lat and long of a clicked location. I meant something similar to this. ex: http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/click.html ...
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How to get shapefiles or kml files for city map in India?

I am doing a project. In that I'm using QGIS for visualization purpose. Using the OpenLayers plug-in i am getting map of a city. What i want to know is whether I can convert that into shapefiles ...
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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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Most reliable way to import large dataset with osm2psql

I know my question is similar to slow import via osm2pgsql to postgresql database and Optimizing osm2pgsql imports for OSM data but as we currently have quite some problems importing a large set of ...
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schools: how are they tagged - with the same method all over the world?

are all schools tagged in the same way? or do some countries do use a specal tag-(system)? update: thanks to the responders: what does this mean ...
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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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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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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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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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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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OSM digitizing road map by shapefile

I have shapefile with roads. I want to digitize some of the objects in shapefile to OSM, because I allways use OSM shapefiles and I have something to give to. What software should I use? I have JOSM ...
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Do you know a service route calculation to get a route between several points?

I need a routing service with an API callable from a web or desktop application. I have several points: a start, an end, and intermediate points in the disorder. I expect the routing service to send ...
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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 ...
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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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Find nearest neighbours faster in PostGIS

I currently have a query that calculates the number of useful amenities within a certain radius of each town, using OSM data: create table places as select town.name, place, town.way, ( select ...
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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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How to import datasets into OpenStreetMap?

A coworker of mine was recently given permission to import our local county government's GIS data into OpenStreetMap. I've made single edits on the OpenStreetMap site before, but I have never imported ...
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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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QGIS way to import OSM/Google Maps but remove or exclude extraneous areas, limit geographically the use of OSM

GIS Newbie question, perhaps: But I am looking to place an Open Street Maps/Google Maps layer underneath the rest of my shapefiles for referencing purposes. Let's say for instance, that I am looking ...
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Open a .osm.pbf file with fiona in python

I would like to open a .osm.pbf using fiona in Python. I can't find much documentation on this. How can I does one do this? I have done it using ogr2ogr.
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How to download hospitals and restaurants from OSM in shp format?

I need information on hospitals and restaurants in Guatemala. How can I download this information from OpenStreetMap? I want to use the data in Arcgis 10.1
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How do I save as .osm in QGIS?

The directions in http://docs.qgis.org/2.2/en/docs/user_manual/osm/openstreetmap.html#saving-osm-data seem to have been written before the OSM plugin was merged into QGIS proper. I can locate no OSM ...
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Display peaks using Tilemill and only show relevant peak per zoom level

I want to make a map using Tilemill and I want to show the names of mountain-peaks. What I'd like to do: If the user zooms out (let's say zoom level 12) I only want to show the highest (most ...
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scaling of results: the comparing of osm-files for a few days - a statistical approach

i am pretty new to Geographic-information Systems so do not bear with me if i ask newby questions: i am interested in gatherin information on schools Some days before i have heard that it is ...
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Using Scanaerial in JOSM?

I am trying to use Scanaerial in JOSM to locate water sources in my county. I was able to install all of the required Python modules and ExtTools and load the scanaerial plugin, but now when I run ...