[OSM-dev] New tool to convert from OSM to SHP

Karl Newman siliconfiend at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 16:50:12 GMT 2008


On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 1:15 AM, Ciprian Talaba <cipriantalaba at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi everybody,
>
> I started the development on a tool that can convert from OSM format to
> Shapefile format, as the only tool available in SVN is a pain to use,
> and I haven't try to port it on Windows. For this I have created a
> project on GoogleCode: http://code.google.com/p/osm2shp/.
> It is based on .Net Framework 2.0 and uses a wrapper to connect to
> shapelib library. The application is in an early development stage and I
> have some ideas on how developped it further, but your inputs are
> welcomed anytime.
>
> --Ciprian
>

Why don't you write it as a driver for ogr2ogr? (www.gdal.org) That's an
oft-requested utility, which would open up a wide variety of export formats.
You could start with read-only OSM access (which is effectively what you're
doing now).

Karl
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