[OSM-dev] Writing an OSM map application

Martin Spott Martin.Spott at mgras.net
Sun Mar 25 21:13:38 BST 2007

Andreas Volz wrote:

> Is it possible to use only the germany.osm instead of world.osm if I
> need germany only?

At the current state downloading the whole dataset as a Shapefile is
not that much a big deal and using "ogr2ogr -spat [...]" makes it
pretty easy to cut a rectangular region out of it if you like.
You'll find a sample of such Shapefile here:


 Unix _IS_ user friendly - it's just selective about who its friends are !

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