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osmosis – command line OpenStreetMap data processor


osmosis [–command command parameters …] …


This manual page documents briefly the osmosis command.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the
original program does not have a manual page.

osmosis is a command line Java application for processing OSM data. The
tool consists of pluggable components that can be chained to perform a
larger operation. For example, it has components for reading/writing
databases and files, deriving/applying changes to data sources, and
sorting data, (etc.). It has been written to easily add new features
without re-writing common tasks such as file and database handling.

Some examples of the things it can currently do are:

· Generate planet dumps from a database

· Load planet dumps into a database

· Produce change sets using database history tables

· Apply change sets to a local database

· Compare two planet dump files and produce a change set

· Re-sort the data contained in planet dump files

· Extract data inside a bounding box or polygon


The commands and arguments accepted by osmosis are described in details
and shown in examples in the page
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osmosis and its subpages.


The upstreams BTS can be found at
https://trac.openstreetmap.org/query?component=osmosis. Bugs are also
discussed on upstream mailing list, at


Giovanni Mascellani
Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.


Copyright © 2009 Giovanni Mascellani

This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by

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under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or (at
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On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

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