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Is there a fast way to export route-relation form OSM as GPX or KML file? All descritpions I found seemed to be outdated.

asked 25 Jun '13, 14:53

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You can also do this with Overpass Turbo. Take this example, change the relation ID to the one you need and Run. Then you can Export to any number of formats, including GPX and KML.

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answered 13 Jun '16, 08:46

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Thanks, thats the best way until now.

(13 Jun '16, 16:37) Ogmios

One possible way to export GPX is:

  1. identify the relation ID of the route you want (if need be, use a search engine and search for "openstreetmap relation somthing other")
  2. download JOSM editor
  3. in JOSM, select "File -> Download Object"
  4. choose "Object type" = "relation", check "Download relation members"
  5. click "Download object"
  6. select "File -> export to GPX"
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answered 25 Jun '13, 15:15

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This worked great for me with the only minor change since this was posted being step 6, was File -> Save As, and then select GPX Files in the Files of Type dropdown menu.

I'm using JOSM v10327.

(10 Jun '16, 19:53) keithonearth

Since the beginning of this year, JOSM's "Relations window" ( allows direct "flattening" and export of gpx files from listed relations

(09 Mar '18, 19:35) Hjart

If it is one of the kind of routes that are displayed on, then browse to your route. Click on "routes" in the bottom right corner. Pick the route from the list and click on the "GPX" button.

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answered 25 Jun '13, 22:54

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A useful tool to export a relation is the Route Manager : This concatenate the contiguous sections for you, then lets you select the sections to build a contiguous route. You can then export your so-called personal route in a GPX file. This handles alternate routes nicely however when you hit a roundabout way you can only turn back.

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answered 22 Oct '15, 14:01

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