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Hello guys!

I am trying to download the OpenStreetMap until zoom level x, but I could only find how to download the .osm archive for the full zoom level, compressed. Even compressed it has over 100gigs of memory. Where can I download it until zoom level 10/11/12 or something along these lines.

I`ve tried various tools such as Osmium and Osmosis, but they all require to decompress the file, which is a no-go as it has over 1TB of memory.

I need the map downloaded as I am using it in an offline environment.

Can you guys give me a suggestion?

asked 06 Apr, 11:44

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I need the map downloaded as I am using it in an offline environment.

One way to do this is to render your own tiles on the fly offline. That way you don't need massive amounts of disk space for tiles containing only sea.

If you want to download tiles from OSM servers you'll need to follow this policy. It's possible that you may be able to set up a one-off download process of low-zoom tiles that abides by that.

For the avoidance of doubt, OpenStreetMap IS the data, not one particular rendering of it. You may have only seen one of the six layers at openstreetmap.org, but it's not the only one and is extremely uunlikely to be the best one for your needs.

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answered 06 Apr, 12:19

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