[Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Wed Aug 6 09:14:50 BST 2008

Hi all,

To examine the usefulness of the OpenStreetMap data I've made a small tool 
to convert OSM data to the Loadstone format. I'd be interested in your 
results as OSM data for various countries can differ quite significantly. 
Here's what you do:

Go to
and select the GeoCoder tool.
Extract position data by entering your address and click on the OSM link on 
the result page.

Once on the OSM site click on 'export', on the next page select XML format 
and download the resulting file (map.osm).

Go back to the tools page and process the .osm file with the 'OpenStreetMap 
Converter' tool.
Import the file on your phone and let me know what happens.


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