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.OSM File Extension

File TypeOpenStreetMap Map File

DeveloperOpenStreetMap
Popularity
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CategoryGIS Files
FormatXML

What is an OSM file?

XML file created in the OpenStreetMap (OSM) format, which is used for saving street map information; saves data in the form of "nodes" (points), "ways" (connections), and "relations" (street and object properties, such as tags).

More Information

OSM files can be used for creating small street maps, or they can scale to store streets worldwide. The OpenStreetMap project maintains a freely available file named Planet.osm that is an ever-growing database of the world's streets.

The OpenStreetMap project uses a Web interface for displaying and exporting OSM data. There are also many FTP sites that host the data for download.

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Updated 7/27/2017

About OSM Files

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