I'm trying download data from OSM in QGIS via Openlayers plugin. Downloading is successfull, but when I add layer to project, many of the features are missing. Is there any limitation, or does anybody know why the data is not complete?

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  • Awesome buddy! Although my comment doesn't exactly answer your question, I will post it as an answer for the convenience of others as an alternative method to extract OSM data. – Joseph Feb 15 '16 at 14:37
  • The openlayers plugin? That adds base maps. It doesn't download vector data ... – underdark Feb 15 '16 at 20:20

I recommend to use the QuickOSM plugin. It allows to download all data for a small area, or filter for specific data for larger regions.

If you just want a nice background, take the QuickMapServices plugin. It offers the same layers as the Openlayers plugin, but can handle projection conversions better.


An alternative source to download OSM data is from the OSMDownloader plugin which you may need to download/install from the toolbar:

Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins

This allows you to draw a rectangle over the canvas in which to extract the OSM data.

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