Hello everyone,

I would like to be able to highlight a state/region in umap by importing it from Openstreetmaps, rather than manually inputting it.

Below, I use Colorado, USA as an example.

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Currently, I have to use the create polygon tool to highlight a region

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Colorado already exists in Openstreetmap. How do I use what Openstreetmap has highlighted, so I don't have to manually input it?

Let me know if I need to clarify. Thanks!

asked 19 Jan, 21:57

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There is an import feature in uMap. When you are editing the map click on the upward arrow to open the import screen.

One way to do it is to create an Overpass query that fetches the Colorado geometry and dynamically load it in uMap. Given that Colorado borders will rarely change this is probably just an unnecessary drain on OSM server resources. Instead you can use the same query in Overpass Turbo and download the geometry to a local file. You can upload this file in the same import dialogue in uMap in any layer you chose.

Check the wizard and help in Overpass Turbo and have a first go.

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answered 20 Jan, 08:56

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