export big areas

How can i export an osm file for a big area?
When i try to export a big area the osm option is inactive.

Thanks in advance.

You can use osmxapi. I heared someone downloaded the netherlands with that, I don’t recommend it though.

From the mailinglists:

So if the area is larger then you will have to download a planet dump file and use Osmosis to extract your area.

Read more about Osmosis, it’s a java tool and it’s commandline. Not that I want to frighten you… :wink:

Actually pretty easy for extracting a bbox, e.g.:

java -jar osmosis.jar --rx planet-latest.osm.gz --bb [bbox] --wx bbox-area.osm.gz