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Hi everyone.

I have a big csv containing about 9600 lines with the following structure:

way1:way2:way3 | pointGeom

100234171:277425069:102706559 | POINT(-117.738886 33.581471)

way1:way2:way3 = OSM way IDs

pointGeom = a point with known coordinates

Is there an automated/semi-automated method to download in the form of an OSM file (or in any other format that I can vizulize in QGIS or JOSM) all the ways that I have listed in my way1:way2:way3 column?

Hopefully I made my question clear.


asked 16 Feb '16, 09:46

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edited 16 Feb '16, 18:37

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You want to download 30,000 ways with their node members (another 150,000 objects on average). While there are API calls that let you download a couple of objects at the same time, they are certainly not meant for such a download volume. You should download a planet file (or a country extract if all your ways are within the same country), and extract the information you need from there.

If you were looking for a smaller number of objects, the easiest way to load them all would probably be creating dummy versions for every way, like

<way id="1234" version="1" user="..." ... />

then if you open that file in JOSM and request to "update from server", JOSM will download the correct data for all the ways (and the matching nodes).

But as I said, don't do that for 30k ways.

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answered 16 Feb '16, 11:03

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