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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Creating drive time polygons using open source tools

Is anyone using open source tools and/or data to generate drive time polygons that radiate out from a given location? For example, I have used ESRI products like Network Analyst and Business Analyst ...
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Downloading OpenStreetMap Data

Is there a straightforward way to download data from OpenStreetMap (OSM)? Using North America as an example, I realize Cloudmade (http://downloads.cloudmade.com/north_america) and geofabrik ...
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Why don't my Shapefiles and OSM data overlap in Quantum GIS?

So I'm pretty new to GIS, and I'm working on a mapping project using data for Vancouver, Canada. I want to combine Open Street Map data along with data provided by the City of Vancouver. But the City ...
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Standard SLDs for OpenStreetMaps?

We have downloaded OSM data for our region and loaded them into PostGIS using osm2pgsql. So far so good. On top we have GeoServer and we would like to expose the OSM data using WMS. We would as well ...
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How do I load OSM vector data in QGIS 2.x?

In QGIS 1.8 I used the openstreetmap plugin to request data from the server, or open a .osm XML file, which produced 3 layers (polygons, polylines and points) in QGIS. This was great (give or take the ...
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How to find a point half way between two other points?

I'm working on implementing the OSM Mobile Binary format for map data, and because it uses a 16 bit delta for each point along a way, it cannot represent a way if there is a large distance between two ...
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EPSG 3857 or 4326 for GoogleMaps, OpenStreetMap and Leaflet

The discussion at What is the difference between WGS84 and EPSG4326? shows that 4326 is just the EPSG identifier of WGS84.. Wikipedia entries for Google Maps and OpenStreetMap shows that they both ...
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Where to get street data in an importable format?

I don't want to use WMS layers, but to actually store the data in my local server, where can I find street data from the world?
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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 to overcome field truncation when converting OSM to shapefile with QGIS?

I am trying to convert an OpenStreetMap file into a shapefile, but I am having problems with the "tags" field being cut-off after 80 characters. With QGIS 1.4, I use the OpenStreetMap plugin to 'Load ...
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How would I draw and visualize custom maps based on OSM data?

I would like to be able to use openstreetmap data for a specific region as a source and "draw" from that the map of infrastructure improvements - mostly roads. I want it to be self-hosted (not ...
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How to Add OSM Layer to QGIS

How can i add OSM layer in QGIS? The help says there is an OSM plugin i can use. But i don't see it the list of plugins. Or maybe there is a WMS URL for OSM i can use? QGIS version ...
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Creating a custom OpenStreetMap tile server

I'd like to create a map tile server based on the entire OSM planet database for a project I'm working on. I've worked with a couple of guides to try getting something up and running, but haven't ...
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OpenStreetMap content in commercial applications

I was considering the use of the OpenStreetMap API to retrieve vector features and combine them with other source data through a commercial tool. However, OpenStreetMap uses the Creative Commons ...
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Open source tool for point/node conflation/matching?

The Question Are there any open source tools for conflating (matching) two layers of point (node) data? Motivation I'm particularly interested in using such a tool to sync data with OpenStreetMap, ...
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Is there a paid service for accessing a PostGIS/OSM DB

I want to render a world map with mapnik and postgis, but do not want to set up my own DB, because the needed hardware and processing time for the OSM import make it nearly impossible for me. I just ...
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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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Reverse Geocoding Libraries

I'm new to GIS and mapping services. Can anyone tell me what my options are for reverse-geocoding libraries, other than nominatim? I'm most likely going to be working with OpenStreetMap data. So ...
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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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Does anyone display OpenStreetMap through MapServer, ArcGIS for Server or Geoserver?

I use Windows OS. The data (OpenStreetMap) are stored in a postgres/postgis database. How do I display this data correctly? Update: Now I use: geoserver-2.3.5.exe, ...
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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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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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How to get shapefile of river from OpenStreetMap?

I dont want to download whole map of an area. I just want rivers and other waterbodies present in an area in shapefiles so that I can use them in Qgis. I tried geofabrik but it is giving whole map and ...
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Can't open Spatialite db from openstreetmap in Quantum GIS

I am new to QGIS, OpenStreetmap and Spatialite. I'm trying to get the (OSM) map data into a (SQLite) compact form I can eventually use for realtime reverse geocoding in a vehicle. Quantum is just for ...
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What is the best API to use GeoTools or uDig (for the context of my application)?

I am trying to develop a java application that displays : Google maps, Openstreetmap and Bing Map Data. So which is the best SDK to use in this contet Geotools or uDig ?
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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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Problems printing OpenLayers Pluggin Maps To Scale

It the print composer I can print all maps to scale and satisfactory. However, when I add the OpenLayer, usually Bing Aerial, to the project I cannot print it out to scale. I click the scale box, ...
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How to control what kind of tags / flags are imported with osm2po?

With the help of osm2po, I have successfully inserted the contents of the italian files (italy.osm.pbf) in a pgrouting-enabled database (postgresql 8.4) It displays fine in Qgis, using rule based ...
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How to skip drag event to stop a feature being dragged

I am new to OpenLayers and I'm trying to drag markers and skip some markers from being dragged, I've tried dragFeature.deactivate(); it will deactivate entire features please help me. Please check ...
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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 can I style OSM data in geoserver? [closed]

I've been trying to style OSM data imported using osm2pgsql and served through geoserver. The tables generated by osm2pgsql are: planet_osm_line, planet_osm_point, planet_osm_polygon, apart from the ...
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How to clip an Openlayers OSM Background to a Vector Boundary?

I'm new to QGIS. In my project i have two layers: one is my vector (city boundaries) and the other is the OSM (obtained with the plugin). How can I cut the OSM along the edges of the vector? I want to ...
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Tilecache + Mapnik + Apache generates incomplete tiles (missing layers)

I have TileCache + Mapnik working with a custom osm.xml stylesheet. When I run tilecache_http_server.py the tiles are served OK. But when I run TileCache under Apache (with mod_wsgi) I see incomplete ...
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Are there open access terrain tiles with a permissive license like OSM?

Are there open access terrain pyramidal map tiles with a permissive usage license like OpenStreetMap's? I'm building aviation-related maps with Polymaps and need a good raster basemap. The Google ...
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Creating a small web-mapping/map-tiling service

I am looking for a small-scale and easy way to present one or more polygon shapefiles online (on a municipal website without any existing map-server infrastructure, to be precise). Right now, I'm ...
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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 add offsets to the route?

Edited: I want to ilustrate my question. Suppose that you're in "Point A" and want to go to "Point B". This points wouldn't be in "at_2po_4pgr" table cause aren't source/targets nodes. Then, I ...
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What GIS application can open and use .osm files?

A quick question that I don't see an answer to elsewhere: if I download a .osm dataset from Planet.osm (for example) which GIS applications could consume/display this data without translation? For ...
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Is there a WFS for OSM data?

Is there a WFS for OSM data?
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Where can I download the metro (subway) stations of Paris from OpenStreetMap?

Just getting acquainted with OSM (OpenStreetMap), so this might be a total newbie question, but I'm looking for OSM Point of Interest data of all metro-stations in Paris. I'm sure this info should ...
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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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Unable to see whole world map by decreasing panzoom bar?

I am seeing one weird thing in Openlayers today. I am unable to see whole map by using panzoombar, previously i used to. <html> <head> <title>OpenLayers Example</title> ...
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How is raw OSM data processed for openstreetmap.org

Can anyone provide insight into how OSM data is processed or rendered for www.openstreetmap.org? A specific example... I extracted data from a recent planet.osm PostGIS dataset for an area in ...
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Rendering custom OpenStreetMaps style (land=white, water=black): do I need a dedicated computer just to do this?

EDIT: My goal is NOT to use OpenStreetMap or cloudmade as a web map. I described exactly what I want ("a full, rasterized set of tiles for the entire world at zoom=10 (around 68 Gigapixels, ...
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How do I georeference a ski map?

I have a map of a mountainous landscape, http://skimap.org/data/989/60/1218033025.jpg. It contains a number of known points, the lat-longs of which can be easily found out using google maps. I wish ...
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US Tiger or Open Street Map Route Data: One Way Street & Intersection Data

We're building a U.S. street routing application (finding paths for cars between two or more locations using public roads) and would like to use open source data US Tiger Data or Open Street Map or ...
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How to set up an OSM server with TileCache and Mapnik?

I have been trying for two and a half weeks so far to get a local copy of OpenStreetMap running on a server. I have downloaded the planet file and imported it into a PostGIS database called 'osm'. I ...
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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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Using OSM data, pgRouting, and dummy data to develop an origin/destination travel matrix

Further to my previous question I was wondering if it is possible to add dummy node data without to do routing analysis. ISSUE I have a polygon layer that represents zonal attributes I created a ...
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Starting a GIS project in java with OSM data

I am starting a new GIS project in Java. Till now, I used JTS and geotools to load shape files - these data were then displayed on a swing interface. For this new project, I would like to use OSM ...