[OSM-talk] extracts of OSM

D Tucny d at tucny.com
Mon Jan 19 00:44:06 GMT 2009

2009/1/19 David Bannon <D.Bannon at vpac.org>

> Hi Folks, some advice please ?
> I am interested in getting some OSM data covering the north of the North
> Island of NZ, some where I am visiting shortly. However, there is not
> extract available and its too big to pull down from the OSM website.
> Seems my only choice is to pull down the while planet, and at 5 G thats
> not really a choice when I am on the road....
> Any suggestions ?

There is an extract of NZ at
http://downloads.cloudmade.com/oceania/new_zealand which is 6.6MB compressed

Alternatively, you can use the OSMXAPI to download chunks of data defined by
a bounding box (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Xapi) which allows for
larger boxes than the standard API...

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