My last post didnt show up so I write it again because its urgent. I am trying to download a map of the buildings for Manila (Philippines). However, if I ve made a rectangle and click on export nothing happens. The export button is grey and no data is downloaded. Any idea?
Ok I now finally have a map.osm document. However, it just a couple of Kb big. How do I get it into shapefile? How do I get the buildings from a certain extent?
Hi and welcome to OSM and the forum.
You have successfully downloaded your region of interest from the OSM-Database. Now you should use a tool like http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osmfilter to extract the desired data from this file. Using https://overpass-turbo.eu/ you can skip this step in the future.
To convert your OSM-Date to a shape file this post might help: https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/9759/how-to-convert-osm-to-shp-files
Meta: posts of new users have to be approved. You first post was fine, but I’ve deleted it now to avoid duplicates.
Wow I am impressed such a fast reply! Thanks guys. I think I got it now I have the OSM Tool for ArcGis and the OSM file. I hope it works get it with the buildings into GIS.
I also checked out the link you have posted but no shp:
Speichere/Kopiere als GeoJSON
Speichere/Kopiere als GPX
Speichere/Kopiere als KML
Rohdaten direkt von Overpass API
In einen OSM-Editor laden: JOSM, Level0
GeoJSON als gist speichern
→ service unavailable anyone knows why???
I need the boundaries of manila city and found this as answer:
"You can get polygon coordenates in json for using with googlemaps using openstreetmap. Go to http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/ search a place like “Partido de Ituzaingó”
click on “details”
Look for OSM ID and copy it (control+c), example: 2018776
paste the ID in http://polygons.openstreetmap.fr/index.py and download the polygon"
http://polygons.openstreetmap.fr/index.py?id=6497589 is what I need
However, if I click on WKS its just a bunch of numbers. There is no file to be downloaded or am I blind?
If you want shapefiles, the easiest way to go is to download them from http://download.geofabrik.de/ .
If you only want shapefiles of boundaries, go to https://wambachers-osm.website/boundaries/
BTW, nominatim works for me now. Since it is the search engine behind www.openstreetmap.org, it works almost all the time. I wonder what went wrong for you.
thanks for your answer but I think you misunderstood me. I need a boundary layer of Manila City (http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/6497589#map=13/14.5980/120.9838&layers=H) not just from a country. The instruction above should work I have read it several times but I dont know how they did it.
Do you guys know how they did the last step? “download” it ? (http://polygons.openstreetmap.fr/index.py?id=6497589)
If I click on WKT which should be the right format or if I click on any other link I get just a bunch of codes and numbers.
In your web browser click on File → “Save page as…” → enter a valid filename and you are done.
You can download any administrative boundary via the link I provided, but you have to drill down, via country to state/province etc. until you find the right boundary. You can export it immediately to a shape file
Screenshot from the wambacher’s site:
This will only export the boundary itself, no other data like highways, buildings etc.