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I'm trying to download the contourlines for this area :,24.767,-110.387,25.187&layer=cyclemap

and when I go to export only exports the base layer with no info at all

Any suggestions???


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asked 08 Feb '11, 23:17

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The export function only exports the data stored in OpenStreetMap (and if you choose a non-raw-data form of export, e.g. a PNG or SVG image, then it will use the standard Mapnik style). Hill shading and contour lines are not part of the OpenStreetMap database.

Depending on what exactly you want to do, one of the programs described on the wiki page Static Map Images might be of use. Note however that bulk downloading of tiles from OpenCycleMap is discouraged (and that is essentially what these programs do), so if you need to download a large amount of tiles, get in touch with the people running OCM.

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answered 08 Feb '11, 23:35

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As Frederik said, the contour lines are not in the OSM database. They are from the SRTM-Mission of the NASA. They released them to the public domain and you can download them and use free tools (e.g. Grass GIS, srtm2osm, gdal_contour) to create your own contours. There is some hints how to do this in the wiki:

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answered 04 Mar '11, 01:08

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