I am new to QGIS.

Can someone help me with the steps to digitize OpenStreetMap?

Or should I save the particular area I want to digitize into .tiff files and then try to digitize the .tiff file?


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There is no need to manually digitize all the OSM Maps. According to the OSM website

OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license.

So you are able to use the underlying data in all the maps,
Simply download what you want to use, following the steps in this guide or this one.

  • if you want to download all vector files that you needed, you can do it via geofabrik (download.geofabrik.de) , then you can sort it out later (depends on what you need) Commented Mar 18, 2016 at 15:23
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    Can I get DEM from OpenStreetMap ?
    – hfawad
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 11:13
  • You can download the ASTER DEM using the links provided here Commented Apr 15, 2016 at 7:53

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