I am trying to download the shapefile (orange line) from https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/271888#map=12/48.7810/9.2247

Can you explain how I can extract the shapefile from here?

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    OSM use it's own data format, so what you see is not from a shapefile that you can directly download.To get the data you need to query the osm database, if you are a QGIS user you may want to try the QuickOSM pluggin if you are not have a look at overpass API also this question gis.stackexchange.com/questions/57828/…
    – J.R
    Jun 27, 2019 at 12:12
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    You can download shapefiles by sub regions here (download.geofabrik.de/index.html)
    – vada
    Jun 27, 2019 at 13:14

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I ended up using the following: http://overpass-turbo.eu/


downloaded it and then converted it to shp https://mygeodata.cloud/converter/geojson-to-shp


The OSM Wiki page about Shapefiles has a list of services for Obtaining_shapefiles_from_OSM_data. A few examples from this list:

There are various other and of course you can create your own shapefiles from OSM data.


Easiest way is to use the QuickOSM Plugin. Here is a guide on how to use it.



Here if someone is looking for a simple site that provides geojson https://osm-boundaries.com/

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