Hello, I am creating unique polygons in OSM that identify where tent cities are legally established. I would like to export all of these polygons and bring them in to Arcmap. How can I do this? As you can tell I am a beginner, thank you for your patience!

asked 26 Sep '20, 22:18

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Out of curiosity, how are you tagging them? I didn't know we had a scheme for that.

(26 Sep '20, 23:12) InsertUser

I have not inserted these into OSM yet but I was considering of tagging them as Social_facility since this is considered transitional housing. If there is a more appropriate name I would use what's best. Do you know how I can export polygons from OSM?

(26 Sep '20, 23:29) markhylas

While you can use any tags you like it is generally better for integration with the rest of the map if you follow the proposal process.

(27 Sep '20, 14:13) InsertUser

Reading over the proposal process and the proposal template right now. This is very insightful and I am happy to oblige with these best practices. Thank you very much.

(27 Sep '20, 19:29) markhylas

The ArcGIS page on the wiki suggests there is a plugin for bringing in OSM data directly. I have never used it so can't vouch for it beyond that.

More generally, if you have a relatively small amount of data to extract, you can use Overpass Turbo or another overpass instance to download the data or the QuickOSM plugin for QGIS to retrieve what you're after.

If you need large amounts of data you'll probably need to go the regional extract route, but if you're looking to download a few polygons that you're created yourself you're unlikely to be in that category unless you represent a rather large team of mappers.

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answered 27 Sep '20, 14:06

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I had success using the QuickOSM plugin for QGIS. Specifically using the quick query Canvas Extent option. Thank you for your feedback, this answers my question.

(27 Sep '20, 21:57) markhylas
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