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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Does OSM data contain the direction of travel?

I was looking for Direction of Travel (DOT) information inside OpenStreetMap shapefiles, but only I've just found "ONEWAY = 1 or 0", but nothing about its direction. If I work on an OSM editor, I can ...
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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 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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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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Is there a good qml or sld file available for QGIS + Openstreetmap data?

I'm looking for a qml file (or equivalent e.g. sld) to allow me to use QGIS to take Openstreetmap data and produce paper maps. I'm re-asking this question (it was asked once or twice over a couple of ...
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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 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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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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PGROuting 2 : Getting nearest node to a given point (with lat - long given)

I have a point whose latitude and longitude (only) are known, and a table of nodes with their geom. I want to find the closest node in the table to the given point. I think I can achieve this with ...
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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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Understanding the difference between coordinates projection in OSM and Google Maps

I'm looking at the coordinate differences between Google Maps and OSM. I'm a noob in the technicality behind GIS. Having read: EPSG 3857 or 4326 for GoogleMaps, OpenStreetMap and Leaflet How to ...
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Availability of MXD file for OpenStreetMap data in Esri Geodatabase?

From what I understand, an ArcGIS mxd file contains the "styling" information on how to show data. I downloaded and imported OpenStreetMap data into my geodatabase. Now I need to show them. Is there ...
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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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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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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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Quality of free geodata compared to commercial sources

What are the sources of excellent geo-location data as possessed by Google Maps ? I am wondering that, even with large amount of volunteer work involved, why is OSM data not comparable to theirs in ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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Update database via osmosis and osm2pgsql too slow

I got a box with the current hardware config: CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1220 V2 3.1 GHz RAM: 10gb Hard Disk: Western Digital WD10EZRX SATA Hard Drive OS: Centos 6.5 64 bit DB: PostgreSQL 9.3.2 and ...
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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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How to use union in area queries (QL/XML) with Overpass API/OpenStreetMaps?

I am using area queries to find nodes with particular amenities Eg:- [out:json]; area[name = "New York"]; node(area)[amenity=bar]; out; However the issue with this is that if I query the ...
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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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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 can I extract data from OSM which includes the street names?

I am exporting OSM data (in .osm) files to use in qGIS. I am interested in having the street names displayed. I know they are in the OSM data set because they are displayed when I browse the data ...
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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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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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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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How to convert Direction Of Travel OSM vectors from a “system” to another?

I have a painful doubt according Direction of Travel (DOT) vectors in OSM data. I'm using ArcGIS10, and a OSM data shapefile. I have a OSM road layer, that has many "Both ways" vectors and many "One ...
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r openproj to plot in open street map in a different projection

I am very new to geographic data, so I am sorry for the stupidity of the question. I need to plot some data that are in this projection EUREF_FIN_TM35FIN Projection: Transverse_Mercator ...
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Using local OpenStreetMap (*.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 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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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 you get the nodes of an area in Overpass API in the “right” order?

I use the Overpass API to get the boundary of an OSM relation. I then use the result to display the boundary on a leaflet map. My problem is however, that the nodes are not in the "right order". ...
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Problems printing OpenLayers Pluggin Maps To Scale [duplicate]

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, ...