Hi, I am new to OSM and not very technically minded! I need a map of 'All' street names in Central London that I can edit in Adobe Illustrator. I only need one layer (this is the street Labels) and absolutely nothing else. Is it possible to get such an amount of data in vector form? Any advice appreciated, and any freelancers able to produce this will also be entertained. Thanks in advance!

asked 03 Jul '14, 21:21

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A possible course of action is:

  • download London data from download.geofabrik.de
  • use "osmosis" software to filter out only streets (optional - do this only if you run out of memory in the next step)
  • load whole thing into "Maperitive" software (requires Windows, or if on Mac/Linux, requires Mono)
  • modify Maperitive drawing rules to only output labels for streets and nothing else
  • export to AI compatible SVG
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answered 03 Jul '14, 21:32

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You should also be able to do this with QGIS software (instead of Maperitive). This would use the Map Composer component. I have not tested it.

(04 Jul '14, 09:21) SK53 ♦
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