01/06/2014

Downloading OpenStreetMap maps into QGIS





Downloading OpenStreetMap maps into QGIS

OK, it's the weekend and I'm too lazy to do my home chores so I'm tinkering with QGIS :-D , reviving the steps I previously did a long time ago to download OpenStreetMap maps into QGIS as independent GIS feature layers (point, polylines and polygons), a cheapskate way (knowing me) to get GIS data. There is only 1 condition which I have yet to explore that is the OpenStreetMap had to be set to on-the-fly or else downloading of data could not be done. What does that imply? I leave that to you. As for me, I activated OpenStreetMap then went over to Kota Kinabalu just as a random pilot project site. Using OpenStreetMap plugin, I successfully ran the first module: Download data. Next, I successfully ran the second module: Import topology from XML. Thirdly, I successfully ran the third module: Export topology to SpatiaLite. Yes, it works! The only thing I could not pinch was the basemap Mmmmm :-(

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