[Loadstone] OpenStreetMap converter

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Fri Aug 8 11:32:57 BST 2008


The OSM download only covers about 4 square KM, 500 entries is about what 
you can expect. Just extract your own address from an exported LS database 
and add it to the downloaded file.

Rob

At 8/7/2008, you wrote:
>Hi, when I tried to enter Praha for the street data, it gave me just about
>500 entries and there are many street names duplicated but maybe with
>different positions.
>Do you think this is caused by the fact that OSM is opensource and therefore
>there are only so few streets there?
>How can I add there my street for example? This one is not listed in the
>data generated.
>Thanx for any info and for this great tool!
>Tom, E60
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Rob Melchers" <rob at loadstone-gps.com>
>To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 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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