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I am new in doing work with openstreetmap. I have loaded the osm with different lat and lang but now i want to import my osm file can anyone tell me what to do ? I have ploted all the POIS on the map and exported it and want to use that to show the different between me and that poi so please help please help.

asked 04 Mar '14, 17:11

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which app do you use on android? Or doesn't it matter? What do you want to do with the android app?

(04 Mar '14, 17:23) aseerel4c26 ♦

i am creating android application

(04 Mar '14, 17:24) geekdev786

You are developing a android application? Then you question is not clear to me. What is your problem? Please describe what you want to do and why you can't do it.

(04 Mar '14, 17:36) aseerel4c26 ♦

I am developing android application and i dont know how to import my .osm file with it for that i need your help

(04 Mar '14, 17:41) geekdev786

I do not see how anybody should be able to help you, sorry. We do not know what format and how your application can import a .osm file.

(04 Mar '14, 19:11) aseerel4c26 ♦

I have exported .osm file

(04 Mar '14, 19:42) geekdev786

that we already know ... But you did not tell us the rest.

(04 Mar '14, 19:52) aseerel4c26 ♦
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It would help if you could provide a bit of information about exactly what you're trying to do and what you're familiar with (e.g. Are you familiar with Android development? Are you trying to use Android Java, Phonegap or something like Xamarin?).

First things first, a ".osm" file is just XML - there's nothing magical about the format. See the "Elements" wiki page for details about the items inside it. If you want more information, I'd have a read of the Beginners' Guide since that contains other useful information. For development, some of the software linked from the main Android page may be useful (some of it's licensed in a way that might be usable by you). "Osmand" is one example that has a thriving community of developers and users, but there are others too. If you want a drop-in MapView replacement, consider Osmdroid.

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answered 04 Mar '14, 19:51

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edited 04 Mar '14, 19:54

I am familiar with android and i do have used the google maps , now what i want is to show my poi's in open street map so that i can show the distance from current point to poi location

(04 Mar '14, 19:54) geekdev786

If "familiar with Android" means Android Java, and you've used MapView there, then I'd definitely have a look at Osmdroid.

(04 Mar '14, 20:31) SomeoneElse ♦

Also have a look at ... but don't use old 0.3 version ... 0.4 or even newer is freshly released ... see mapsforge googlegroup

(10 Mar '14, 16:54) stephan75

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