Thank you for response to this question (problems were associated with QGIS plugin failing with 64-bit OSM IDs).
Bearing in mind that this is something I hope to help other communities learn (who are not from a GIS background), which of the alternative methods would you recommend to enable us to visualise OSM data in QGIS?
I think there are three broad options for visualising and manipulating OSM data in QGIS:
Personally I have found the latter method by far the most flexible, as it lends itself more readily to the creating multiple layers both for analysis and visualisation which is QGIS forte. It also provides the best method for reusing QGIS projects and refreshing the data.
answered 30 Mar '13, 16:34