Integrate OpenStreetMap (OSM) Using FME

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Transform OpenStreetMap Data With FME

OpenStreetMap supplies free spatial data and has become a powerful GIS resource for many users. Whether you’re wanting to use OpenStreetMap data that others have provided, or you are the one wanting to provide data, FME can help you with your data conversion process. If the .osm file that you downloaded needs a bit of tweaking for your projects, look no further! FME is here to help.

Customize Data of Interest

OSM files are an XML based format specific to the OpenStreetMap platform. Although highly accessible, these files are not always optimal for analysis in a GIS. FME supports over 400 formats to help you transform OSM data so that it is compatible with the program of your choice. Use transformers like the AttributeExposer or 3DForcer in your workflow to create the perfect dataset for you and your team.

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Automate OSM Data Transformations

Whether you’re downloading data from OpenStreetMap or uploading data to it, converting your data automatically will help save you time and energy. Reuse workflows that convert your data to OSM standards with FME Server to ensure all your data is ready to be distributed. If you are extracting data, set up your workflow to manipulate OSM data exactly for your needs.

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More Data, Less Problems

FME’s data processing power has helped CAE create some amazing projects from OpenStreetMap data. FME gave them the ability to speed up data processing which allowed them to successfully create a simulation of road illumination for civil aviation training in just six weeks!

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About OpenStreetMap (OSM)

OpenStreetMap is a collaborative online mapping project that allows users to share their spatial data in addition to giving them access to free geographic data provided by others.

Common Conversions

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


The table below outlines how OpenStreetMap (OSM) 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 64-bit Linux Mac
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