[HOT] QGIS and OSM and..

john o'l ol.john.el at gmail.com
Sun May 10 03:34:51 UTC 2015

Hi Mike,

It looks like it would be more of an import, once it was ready -- not
necessarily complete, but with tags somewhat standardized, uniform, and
useful. I'm more than happy to submit it to the import list if that is the
best way to get it reviewed/validated and added so others will have the
information available to them.

On the other hand, it doesn't seem to quite fit the "existing dataset"
criterion, and it is data that is being collected by an individual
volunteer (me, now) -- who started working in a program that appeared to
have the capacity to upload directly but apparently doesn't any more.



On Sat, May 9, 2015 at 7:57 PM, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:

> John,
> 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.
> Mike
> [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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