[OSM-dev] New tool to convert from OSM to SHP
Milo van der Linden
mlinden at zeelandnet.nl
Wed Mar 12 13:24:55 GMT 2008
I vote for ogr2ogr too! It is a tool i use for every GIS conversion
OSGeo has officialy been accepted as Google Summer of Code mentoring
organization. They have some ideas regarding GDAL/OGR, one of them being
the read functions for KML.
Perhaps we can join forces to see if a project can be started for OSM
read/write functions in ogr2ogr?
> I would strongly support the motion to implement this as an ogr2ogr
> module: it avoids duplication, is part of a framework, runs everywhere
> and is widely distributed and will thus have great potential of
> widening the user community of OSM data.
> There are modules that translate shapefiles into/from KML and doing a
> similar one for OSM XML should be not too difficult.
> ogr2ogr will be less work with more impact -- and very welcome indeed.
> On 11/03/2008, *Ciprian Talaba* <cipriantalaba at gmail.com
> <mailto:cipriantalaba at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Let me try to answer this step by step:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 1:92 PM, Milo van der Linden wrote:
> I would like to join your project on Google Code. I am a C#
> and vb.net <http://vb.net/>
> professional and have good experience with data conversion.
> I would add you to the project first thing tomorrow. Your help
> will be welcome.
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 6:50 PM, Karl Newman wrote:
> Why don't you write it as a driver for ogr2ogr? (www.gdal.org
> <http://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).
> I didn't know anything about ogr2ogr before reading this. I would
> like to proceed
> on this path as one of the things that is motivating me is that I
> have a chance
> to code in C# after more than a year, and I am missing that.
> If I have time I would have a look at ogr2ogr as C/C++ experience
> is not missing,
> as my regular job is embedded engineer.
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 8:14 PM, Frederik Ramm
> <frederik at remote.org <mailto:frederik at remote.org>> wrote:
> Does Jochen's Ruby Lib
> not work on Windows? It's highly configurable and generally
> any type and number of shapefiles you want...
> I found this library while searching for a conversion tool but I
> thought that the
> it is now very simple to use, compared to an .Net application.
> Also I have
> no experience with Ruby :(
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