Instructions for downloading OpenStreetMap data via Trible
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a free, open-source, dataset with global coverage that can be used to produce street-level maps. Through the standard options on the OSM site it is somewhat complicated to obtain data for larger areas. Trible, a commercial data-vendor, is offering an easier way. These instructions are written with MAPublisher users in mind, but is of course also applicable to users of other applications.
- Register an account with Trimble (https://market.trimbledata.com/#/register)
- Go to http://data.trimble.com/market/provider/OpenStreetMap.html, click Shop
OpenStreetMap Data Now and then Sign In to log in.
- We’ll now define the area we want to download. Zoom and pan to your area of interest and then use the polygon tool to draw the outline of the area you want to download, or upload a KML or KMZ file you created in Google Earth (or MAPublisher). Choose a projection (it’s recommended to pick Native or WGS84), a file format (the most useful option for use in MAPublisher is Shapefile) and pick the layers you want to download.
- Click Order to add this to your shopping cart.
- Repeat the steps if you want to order multiple areas at once.
- Click on Cart or View Cart and place the order.
After a while you’ll receive an email with the order confirmation and a second email when the data is available for download. Log back into Trible and you can download the data via Account -> My Orders.
The data is zipped, after unzipping it can be imported into MAPublisher.