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First time I've used OpenStreetMap, and wondered if there was a way for me to download all the street names within a certain area?

Many thanks

asked 16 Feb '15, 17:07

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edited 21 Feb '15, 14:11

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Something like MapOSMatic might suit your needs

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answered 23 Feb '15, 21:48

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For "one-time" use likely using the Overpass API vie the overpass turbo GUI is your best bet: You can use the "in" extension to limit you search results to a city if the corresponding boundaries exist in OSM.

Note that you will need to make up your mind what you consider a street, in other words which highway tag values you want to consider.

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answered 16 Feb '15, 20:06

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edited 16 Feb '15, 20:07


In Overpass, you can even export to CSV. If you start your query with [out:csv(name)]; it will just give you al list of all names (including duplicates) you can load in a spreadsheet editor.

(21 Feb '15, 10:59) Sanderd17

It would have been nice to add a concrete example, e.g. "in" is only available when using the Overpass Turbo wizard. which Simon didn't mention in this reply.

(21 Feb '15, 16:05) mmd

Do a search on this FAQ site for keywords like "export street list" or similar.

There have been definitively answers to some older questions like yours before

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answered 17 Feb '15, 16:26

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