[OSM-talk] Reading AutoCAD .dwg in JOSM/Merkaartor on Mac

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 02:01:10 BST 2009

If your just going to be 'tracing' from public domain maps (dwg files)
maybe gpsbabel  could convert it to gpx, and trace over it that way
would work?

Would be interesting to learn your findings.

Then we could post it on the wiki (if possable, and explain the method)


On 10/21/09, Aun Yngve Johnsen <lists at gimnechiske.org> wrote:
> Hi
> I have got hold on some maps in AutoCAD .dwg format, and want to use
> it as a layer for tracing roads, buildings, and other features into
> OSM. I am Mac user, but have access to Linux (Ubuntu) if I need that
> to convert the data or to set up a WMS/TMS with the data. I just
> wonder if anybody out there have any good advices for this type of
> imports.
> All the mentioned maps are in Public Domain. The maps contains all
> property borders, houses, street names, place names, important
> building names, and much more, devided into municipals.
> I also have a lot of .pdf files with map snippets with a similar data
> structure.
> brgds
> Aun Johnsen
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