[talk-au] Converting OSM roads to GIS dataset (Queensland, Australia)

Brett Russell brussell237 at live.com.au
Tue Sep 3 01:32:39 UTC 2013

I am not sure if this will help but using OSMFILTER you can select all data tagged with highway=* and that will strip out every thing else from the PBF file.  I interested I can help you set this up as it is very easy.
Cheers Brett

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From: nicholas.g.lawrence at tmr.qld.gov.au
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 11:23:49 +1000
Subject: [talk-au] Converting OSM roads to GIS dataset (Queensland,	Australia)

Hello all,

I'm trying to convert the Queensland, Australia OSM roads into a GIS format (esri shape or mapinfo) using GDAL 1.10

I downloaded a .osm.pbf file for australia from http://download.geofabrik.de/australia-oceania/australia.html

I'm only really after the geometry that represents roads. So I don't need the points or polygons.

Does anyone have any suggestions about any arguments I can put into my GDAL command to restrict translation to only what I consider relevant?

For example, the argument -spat 136 -31 156 should restrict import to a bounding box that approximately represents Qld.

I would appreciate advice on;

- what geometry layer suits my purposes

- how to specify that in a GDAL argument

Kind regards,

Nick Lawrence

Senior Spatial Science Officer | Geospatial, Road Design & Competency

Engineering & Technology Branch | Department of Transport and Main Roads

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