[OSM-dev] Need special data extracts

Marco Lechner - FOSSGIS e.V. marco.lechner at fossgis.de
Sun Feb 21 18:05:27 GMT 2010

Because of you "Gruß", I guess you are speaking german. Try:


Tim Teulings schrieb:
> Hello! 
> For a Open Source project idea of mine I need vector data (with a good 
> enough resolution to display a country on screen, so no high resolution 
> stuff) for
> * Continent borders (earth shape)
> * Country borders (together with country name)
> * Country capitals with position and name
> * Big (well known) cities
> * Selected POIs 
> (a little bit more as you would see on a wall map of the world) 
> Searching the web I found natural earth data, which offers most of this, but 
> since I would like to use OpenStreetMap data and in fact it in another 
> project already used it I would like to get my data from OSM if possible. 
> However while it seems like the data is there, I have not yet found a more 
> convinient way than downloading a planet.osm and do some (heavy, heavy) 
> postprocessing (Postgres, coastline... :-/). As you might image this is more 
> than inconvinient (I likely need to by a new hard disk for this and have a 
> talk with my provider first ;-)). 
> Are there existing exports that already contain above data and are much 
> smaller than planet.osm? Is there another (simple) way to get parts of above 
> data? 
> I do not have a problem with sticking the different information together 
> from different sources, I'm also a programmer, I already have a *.osm 
> scanner and can postprocess data to further filter out. I can also downstrip 
> data to reduce resolution, but planet.osm is just too heavy for this (for 
> me). 
> I would appreciate any help, hint or link. 

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