Regarding www.openstreetmap.com's export functionality. What's the biggest area (in km or miles) one can download? I need it for research purposes.

asked 19 Apr '15, 16:47

echoalphapapa's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

Currently it is 0.25 degrees squared (e.g. 1°x0.25° or 0.5x0.5° etc), or an area containing 50,000 nodes, whichever limit is reached first. In densely mapped areas, the node limit will be reached well before the extent limit.

Use third party services like Overpass API or http://extract.bbike.org/ for larger custom downloads, or https://mapzen.com/metro-extracts/ and http://download.geofabrik.de/ to download ready-made larger extracts.

permanent link

answered 19 Apr '15, 18:39

Frederik%20Ramm's gravatar image

Frederik Ramm ♦
accept rate: 24%

edited 19 Apr '15, 18:39

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 19 Apr '15, 16:47

question was seen: 2,789 times

last updated: 19 Apr '15, 18:39

powered by OSQA