From a large .osm/.o5m file (for India), I only want to extract the data that would actually show up when one is looking from zoom levels 1/0 through 8 (which is quite zoomed out.. only major cities, highways, geographical regions and coastlines). See screenshot, of a much smaller area loaded in Maperitive, seen at zoom level 8:
The extracted .osm would then be much smaller in size, and I would be able to load it on Maperitive/other for just basic-zoom-levels rendering. I'm working with India's .osm downloaded from
geofabrik.de. The .osm (with author and version info dropped) currently weighs over 3GBs.. impossible to load on my end, and we don't have access to any super-ish computers. Basically I want to get rid of all data that wouldn't show up at zoom level 8 or higher anyway.
I'm working with osmconvert / osmfilter / maperitive, on Windows. Would prefer working with these simple portable apps and not get into postGIS databases etc, in the interest of making this doable for more people.
My understanding is that the data in the OSM file isn't tagged by zoom level; that there are algorithms and map styles that decide what gets displayed and what doesn't. So, it would be great if I could get a list of objects to
osmfilter or similar. I don't want to do any major customization to the regular OSM rendering, and don't need to religiously stick to it either. Example, from the wiki page:
osmfilter norway.osm --keep="highway=primary =secondary waterway=river" >streets.osm
What source should I be looking up to get this