[HOT] QGIS and OSM and..

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Sun May 10 02:57:07 UTC 2015


Are you trying to import GIS data into OSM, or export data from OSM to a
GIS format?  If exporting Overpass Turbo[1] can do so an a number of
formats, including KML.  If importing, you should submit that to the
imports list for approval.

[1] http://overpass-turbo.eu/

On Sat, May 9, 2015 at 8:26 PM, john o'l <ol.john.el at gmail.com> wrote:

> Alas, the simple options that appeared to allow QGIS to make direct OSM
> uploads seem to have disappeared with updates over the past few years and I
> lack the technical chops to code an appropriate tool.
> QGIS seems to prefer creating shape (SHP) files, and I found that copying
> and pasting an attribute table will create a text file (I believe tab
> delimited) of the format:
> POLYGON((longitude<space>latitude,longitude<space>latitude,...etc)) then
> attributes/tags. First question is whether anyone has or knows of an easy
> conversion/upload tool to get this data into OSM? The closest I found still
> would have had me manipulating python or XML -- I am sure no sensible
> people really want me to go down that road.
> Getting to know QGIS has been a treat, by the way. It is great at
> extracting data from OSM and the imagery services associated with it. For
> folks having trouble with the free form nature of OSM, it allows sifting
> and structuring the data in a way that may be quite pleasing.  I can't help
> but think Spring Harrison might enjoy extracting all the helicopter landing
> pads and leisure=common in earthquake hit areas and give them a thorough
> review, producing a shape or text file of his recommended choices.
> It seems data generated by osm users contained within Google's kmls would
> be available as long as it was extracted? Surely putting something in an
> envelope doesn't render it the property of the envelope manufacturer...
> Anyway, any help or non-coding recommendations would be appreciated!
> Cheers,
> John
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