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I would like to extract all roads in the Myanmar OSM data using osmosis in the window's command prompt. The following is my code:

osmosis --read-xml myanmar-latest (2).osm --tf accept-ways highway=* --used-node --write-xml myanmar-roads.osm

I got the following error:

Nov 16, 2017 5:45:15 PM org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.Osmosis main

SEVERE: Execution aborted.

org.openstreetmap.osmosis.core.OsmosisRuntimeException: Only one default (un-named) argument can exist per task. Arguments 3 and 2 have no name.

Any idea where I went wrong and how to fix this? Thanks in advance!

asked 16 Nov '17, 10:02

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If your file name contains spaces, you probably need to use quotes around it. Try replacing

--read-xml myanmar-latest (2).osm


--read-xml "myanmar-latest (2).osm"

or rename the file to something without spaces.

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answered 16 Nov '17, 18:41

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Oh wow! I'm new to using this tool. I've added the quote and managed to get the data I need. Thank you for your help, really appreciate it!

(17 Nov '17, 02:47) nrsbrn

Glad to help! :) If your problem is solved, you can mark the question as answered by clicking the checkmark icon next to an answer.

(17 Nov '17, 19:52) Tordanik
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