[Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Wed Aug 6 10:37:22 BST 2008

Users that can't find their coordinates with the Google tool:
Replace (YourLat/Lon) with your coordinates in the below link to go to the 
OSM site and retrieve their map. Attention: It can take several minutes 
before the download starts!


Please do not alter the 'zoom' item, the converter can only handle small 
size OSM files.


At 8/6/2008, you wrote:
>Tried it, but, unfortunately although I tried one or two different postal
>codes from this area, it just told me it couldn't find my point although
>using that other single point geocoder site which also uses google/yahoo
>maps, I do find things, so not sure why.
>Stay well
>Jacob Kruger
>Blind Biker
>Skype: BlindZA
>'...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Rob Melchers" <rob at loadstone-gps.com>
>To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>Sent: 06 August, 2008 10:14 AM
>Subject: [Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter
> > 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
> > http://www.loadstone-gps.com/tools
> > 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.
> >
> > Rob
> >
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