[Imports] How to fetch the map from OpenStreetMap

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 08:16:40 BST 2011

On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 1:39 AM, Amrit Pal Pathak
<amritpalpathak1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> hey
>      I am newbie to this mailing list.I want to fetch a particular
> area from Open Street Map by giving a Longitudinal and altitude
> values.
> How can i do that?

This list is about importing external data INTO OpenStreetMap so this
question is not entirely suited to the list. The 30 second version is
that it depends on how much data you want. You can download small
areas from either the main API[1] or the XAPI[2]. If you want more
data, look at extracts[3] which let you get state/country sized
chunks. If you want the entire planet, then download the planet
file[4]. Also, OSM doesn't know anything about altitude so I'm not
sure what you're wanting there.

For further details I would direct you at the dev or talk mailing lists.

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API_v0.6
[2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Xapi
[3] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Planet#Country_and_area_extracts
[4] http://planet.osm.org/


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