OSM connector

The OSM File connector (OSM standing for OpenStreetMap) is used to extract data from OpenStreetMap files (.osm).

Note

A reliable server to download extracts from the OpenStreetMap project is Geofabrik. It provides exports for different regions of the world.

The OSM connector can also read XML (.xml) files.

Creation

See how to source a file.

Configuration

Name Description Usage
Keep only amenities Filters the export to only keep nodes and ways with the "amenity" tag. Amenities are important facilities for visitors and residents. By default, this check box is selected. To include all nodes and ways, clear this check box.
Load additional OSM versioning metadata Extracts the version number of each object. Values are stored in a "version" column. By default, this check box is cleared.
Use centroid for polygons instead of shapes Uses the centroid of the polygons. By default, this check box is cleared, meaning that shapes are used for polygons.
OSM tags to map Tags to extract from the nodes and ways. Writes the tags to extract in the textbox. Tags should be separated with a comma.
Relation tags Tags to extract from attached relations. Writes the tags to extract in the textbox. Tags should be separated with a comma.