Integrate OpenStreetMap (OSM) PBF Using FME

Use FME to read your OpenStreetMap PBF data and optimize it for use in different file formats. With a variety of transformers at your fingertips, the conversion possibilities are endless!

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Transform OpenStreetMap PBF Data with FME

OpenStreetMap PBF (protocolbuffer binary format) was created using Google’s protocol buffer toolkit to help make OSM datasets easier and faster to read and share. The new OSM binary format design will help to support future flexibility and scalability with new software platforms.

FME is a one-stop shop for your data conversion needs. Open your .osm.pbf files and use any of the available transformers to manipulate your data precisely for your needs. FME supports over 400 file formats supported including:

  • Shapefile (.shp)
  • OpenStreetMap (.osm)
  • Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • MapBox MBTiles (.mbtiles)
  • and many more

There are infinite possibilities for your data to be transformed, optimized, and converted!

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Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert OpenStreetMap (OSM) PBF.

OpenStreetMap (OSM) PBF logo
Esri ArcGIS Shapefile (SHP) logo
Esri ArcGIS Shapefile (SHP)
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Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase API) logo
Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase API)
OpenStreetMap (OSM) PBF logo
Esri File Geodatabase (FGDB) logo
Esri File Geodatabase (FGDB)
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The table below outlines how OpenStreetMap (OSM) PBF is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
Reader Professional Edition & Up

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