I have a osm file,i convert it to pbf file by osmosis.but it not convert to .map file.i use this in cmd:

osmosis --rb
file=city.osm.pbf -mw file=map.map bbox=34.3635451292,30.0247495993,57.513131979

get it ERROR:

SEVERE: Execution aborted.
org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.OsmosisRuntimeException: Argument bbox for task 1
-rb was not recognised.

what is this?!

My Osm File Bound Tag:

<bounds minlat="30.0247495993" minlon="53.2954765066" maxlat="34.3635451292" maxlon="57.5131319793"/>

1 Answer 1


The bbox for osmosis should have the order left - right - top - bottom. Note that West of Greenwich has to be negative.

Alternatively, you can write something like

--bb left=30. right=34. bottom=53. top=57. 

to avoid any misunderstanding.

See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osmosis/Detailed_Usage_0.44#--bounding-box_.28--bb.29


The Map-Writer plugin has its own definition of a bounding box:


minLat, minLon, maxLat, maxLon in exactly this order

invoked with bbox= instead of --bb

So you have to decided wether you use a bounding box on reading or on writing.

  • --mw is true.worked for osm files from osm site.
    – Ali
    Apr 13, 2014 at 9:56
  • i used: osmosis --rb city.osm.pbf -mw file=ddd.map --bb 34.,30.,57.,53. ERROR: Only one default (un-named) argument can exist per task. Arguments 3 and 2 have no name.
    – Ali
    Apr 13, 2014 at 10:13
  • the --bb belongs to the osmosis parameters, while bbox belongs to the mapwriter plugin.
    – AndreJ
    Apr 13, 2014 at 11:13

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