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I'm having trouble downloading the building footprints from OpenStreetMap. And I havent used it much before.

Is there a way to filter what data is or isnt downloaded from OpenStreetMap before exporting the data ?

Thanks

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Where are you downloading the data from, I've used the following successfully in the past:

http://download.geofabrik.de/

All the data is bundled together for a country, but the files aren't too big.

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We really like WeoGeo: http://www.weogeo.co...etMap_Data.html

 

Make sure to read the instructions for downloading OpenStreetMap data. You can select a specific region and a specific layers. And it has always taken only a few minutes for my "order" to be ready to download.



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I second the recommendation for WeoGeo.


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WeoGeo looks cool, I did not know about that. 

 

I have also had some success with downloading data though QGIS, if you use QGIS.  Brief instructions are found here under the heading "QGIS 2 OpenStreetMap Vectors".  That also provides a link to a more detailed discussion. You can specify what OSM tags you want to import. 



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Thank you for the suggestions and the links.

It's most appreciated. 

 

Cheers

Chris.






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