|Imports and automated edits should only be carried out by those with experience and understanding of the way the OpenStreetMap community creates maps, and only with careful planning and consultation with the local community.
See our guidelines for imports and our code of conduct of automated edits for more information. Imports/automated edits which do not follow these guidelines might be reverted!
This covers just one of a slew of programs for converting shapefiles to OSM data, and a very limited one at that. For other, more comprehensive (but possibly more difficult to use) methods see Import/Shapefile.
shape2osm is a single purpose python script to convert POINT shapefiles to .OSM files. Do not feed it anything else. It will croak. Or help improve it to make it do more things.
Get shape2osm here.
- pyshp (included, keep in the same directory)
- progress_bar (included, keep in the same directory)
- argparse (included in python 2.7 and later)
chmod 0755 shape2osm.py
and you should be good to go.
shape2osm.py [-h] INFILE OUTFILE
This script was only sparsely tested on Martijn van Exel's home server. There is no exception handling whatsoever. Use at your own risk.
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