I’ve long searched for a straightforward way to convert OSM XML Data into shapefiles for use in common GIS applications.
I’ve even set up my own PostgreSQL/PostGIS server for this task - a long and painful way to get data into QGIS.
But today I found a much simpler and faster approach (at least for points):
Note: for ways and polygons, you have to split up the data in JOSM first. Export an extra .geojson for nodes, ways and polygons each because QGIS only handles one datatype a time.
Comment from ingalls on 9 June 2013 at 21:54
This might speed things up:
Use Pnorman’s Updated Version
It can deal with far larger datasets than JOSM can.
oops, I misread that, this does the other way round!
Comment from ab_fab on 10 June 2013 at 09:45
You may also have a look at this service:
Comment from species on 10 June 2013 at 09:50
osm2gis has some limitations, e.g. you cannot choose the attributes/columns - I’m looking for a way to convert my own selection of tags used in the osm data into attributes in the shapefiles.