I am trying to automize the workflow: import osm data and select by a special tag. I have to do this steps a lot of time with different parameters and updated data.

A Solution could be a python script using PyQGIS or using the Graphical modeler. But in both cases I could not finde the tools to import OSM Data as pythoncode or within the Graphical modeler in qgis.

The manual workflow is discribed in this great tutorial: http://www.qgistutorials.com/en/docs/downloading_osm_data.html

Can anybody help me?

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    Do you need to use Python? There are command line tools for downloading OSM extracts. Feb 17, 2016 at 8:20
  • No there's no need to use Python, but I don't need to automate the download I need the tools to import osm data in QGIS
    – Elke
    Feb 17, 2016 at 8:58
  • What is the format of your OSM data ? Because Qgis can import a lot kind of data.
    – SIGIS
    Feb 17, 2016 at 10:14
  • The format is: .osm
    – Elke
    Feb 17, 2016 at 11:11

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Did you heard about QuickOSM it's a plugin which simplify the workflow for you. You can run a queries on specifics tags and stores it. Also it has the ability to build a graphical modeler with these tools. the code repo is here (but I suggest you to install it with the Qgis plugin manager) and a demo video here. Hope it helps you.

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