[Talk-GB] How to split the OS VectorMap District NaturalFeature_Line data into smaller squares?

Kevin Peat kevin at kevinpeat.com
Thu Sep 30 11:13:47 BST 2010

Not a great solution but for those I used the OS tiles as a background in
JOSM and cut and pasted just the streams between layers, joining the
segments where needed. Worked okay for me just doing my local area.


On 30 September 2010 10:18, m902 <m902.osm at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Yes, I tried that (succesfully) to get woodland, ponds and rivers
> (riverbanks). I'm now trying to get streams, which only exist in the
> NaturalFeature_Line data.
> Unfortunately all the riverbanks and ponds also exist in that data (as
> lines and with the same feature code).
> And in many (most) cases, the streams are in many multiple segments so the
> process described doesn't really work.
> So I'm just trying to find an alternative.
> When OGR2OSM works, the results are good enough (to then modify with JOSM).
> On 30/09/2010 09:15, Kevin Peat wrote:
>> Rather than splitting the data into smaller squares, I used the process
>> described on http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Using_OS_Shapefiles to
>> extract specific things, in my case waterways and woods. You just extract
>> the features you want in QGIS and the Python scripts can easily be modified
>> to add the correct tags for whatever you have extracted.
>> Kevin
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