I recently updated to QGIS 2.10.1 and have found that I can no longer view .OSM files.

Before I simply dropped and dragged downloaded .OSM files into QGIS and it automatically split into four different layers: points, Lines, multilinesring, and multipolygons. See image for line route This no longer works.

I have tried to use the import and export topology options from the OSM plugin, however, there is no Lines lines "export type" option in the export OSM topology to spatiaLite box. These means I am now missing a large amount of my road, footpath, ect data (I am working with rural areas which will not receive much attention with the OSM community) which is obviously saved as a line not a polyline.

Is there anyway to export line data?

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    Do you have the QuickOSM plugin installed?
    – Mapperz
    Commented Oct 22, 2015 at 15:14
  • I didn't but now that I do its working perfectly. Thank you Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 12:54

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Now that the QuickOSM plugin installed I have no problems

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