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I have an extract of the OpenStreetMap for my city opened in TileMill. But I want to change the names of the streets from Cyrillic to their Latin transliteration. I can do it if I have the .osm file, but I'm not able to find how to edit them in TileMill (and TileMill is not using the .osm format) :(

asked 04 Mar '13, 10:11

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edited 20 Oct '13, 16:16

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How did you load your OSM extract into tilemill?

(04 Mar '13, 15:02) gormo

Well, I'm using it on MacOS and I found a link with instructions how to open OSM extracts in TileMill.

(07 Mar '13, 08:39) Dangeli

Could you perhaps share that link so that we can read it too?

(07 Mar '13, 10:51) SomeoneElse ♦

This page refers to "yourfile.osm.pbf". That contains exactly the same data as a "yourfile.osm" file, but it's compressed.

You can convert a .pbf file to a .osm file using osmconvert, but since the .osm file takes much more disk space than a .pbf, you'll need to keep an eye on disk space. Presumably on a Mac you'll be string a few commands together with pipe characters to achieve what you want.

Once you've got your transliterated .osm, .osm.bz2 or .osm.pbf file, you should be able to feed that into TileMill.

If you want a bit more information on the PBF format itself, have a look at the links from this wiki page.

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answered 07 Mar '13, 19:54

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edited 07 Mar '13, 19:56

Thank you, I'll try it.

(07 Mar '13, 20:11) Dangeli

Dangelli,could you tell me how to change the Cyrillic to Latin characters more fully?

(06 Apr '13, 14:55) vmalov

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