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This link will give you the ge.kml file. Open it with Google Earth and you can then export subset POI's to kml. http://wikimapia.org/ge.kml
First you have to be sure such data importing into OSM would be legal. Judging from this thread, I would say no: http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=7076 Wikimapia is essentially derived from Google aerial imagery, so steer clear. Furthermore the license terms stipulate non-commercial use.
The API can return KML, so you just need to do queries such as: Search queries (this one is probably the most relevant to what you need): http://api.wikimapia.org/?function=search&q=bus&key=YOUR_API_KEY&format=kml BBox queries: ...
You can use the wikimapia API http://wikimapia.org/api/ Specifically, you can use the API box to get the data from the category such as 'Schools' as KML http://wikimapia.org/wiki/API_box
By a look at the wiki for API box I think you need to change your code either to (replace key and the coordinates with your own of course): http://api.wikimapia.org/?function=box&bbox=37.617188,55.677586,37.70507,55.7271128format=kml&key=KEY or ...
You can use Motomapia. http://www.motomapia.com/ You have to pan/zoom inside a fixed area to finalise the POI window and then click download.
Ogr2ogr easily handle your data but shapefile format does not. Ogrinfo reveals that your data contains one geometry which is of type Geometrycollection. Collection is made by combining one linestring and one point. GEOMETRYCOLLECTION ( LINESTRING ( 120.9954464 6.040449 0, 120.9953874 6.0402356 0, 120.9957951 6.0401396 0, ...
Wikimapia has an API which you can use to export to KML. You can export using: Search queries : http://api.wikimapia.org/?function=search&q=bus&key=YOUR_API_KEY&format=kml BBox queries: http://api.wikimapia.org/?function=box&bbox=37.617188,55.677586,37.70507,55.7271128&key=YOUR_API_KEY&format=kml
The solution is to use category=5339 (instead of category=quarters) in your URL. http://api.wikimapia.org/?function=box&key=insert_key_here&lon_min=9.05&lat_min=45.38&lon_max=9.28&lat_max=45.54&format=kml&count=1000&category=5339 This list of Wikimapia categories definitely helped out (thanks @LarsVegas). Searching for the ...
Make sure all maps have an API first! Then what you need are event listeners, especially for the dragstart, drag and dragend events. (These are from Google Maps API v3) If you declare an event listener for an event, say for the drag event, there is an object returned in the function. Again, in google maps api v3 it is the event object, which has the latLng ...
http://www.geodeg.com can export to KML files from Wikimapia just enter name, category or location of POI, add them to poi list, and export example : insurance companies in usa http://www.geodeg.com/search.php?q=insurance&language=&country=220
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