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OpenStreetMap by Jonathan Bennett

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Chapter 10. Manipulating OpenStreetMap Data using Osmosis

If you're going to use large amounts of OpenStreetMap data in a project, whether that's a large area or very detailed mapping of a smaller area, you'll probably need to change the data in some way before you can use it. Often this involves only using a subset of the data available, whether that's based on area, or the types of features included.

In this chapter, we'll look at a tool that is used heavily within OpenStreetMap to manipulate data from planet files or extracts, or databases containing OpenStreetMap data, called Osmosis.

What is Osmosis?

Osmosis is a command-line Java application that's often called the "Swiss Army Knife" of OpenStreetMap. It can perform a number of tasks to manipulate ...

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