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Dialog

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Load OSM data from an URL either in the current data layer or in a new data layer.

The following dialog is displayed:

You can enter the URL where to download data from and click Download URL.

It is also possible to simply drop or paste (CTRL+V) the URL into the JOSM Map View without using the Open Location window. It only requires at least one data layer (since r11286). Note, that the current state of the "Separate Layer" check box in the Open location window influences also this feature.

Separate Layer

You can control whether the data is loaded into the current or in a new layer:

  • if Separate Layer is selected, the data is loaded in a new layer
  • if Separate Layer is not selected, the data is loaded in the current data layer

If there isn't a data layer yet, a new data layer is always created.

Data sources

To see the full list of supported data sources open the Open Location Window, enter nothing and press the Download URL button.

Examples of the most important data sources are listed hereafter.

If the URL you entered matches several data sources, a window will pop up where you can choose which of the data sources you want to download.

OSM data

Current version of objects

The OSM web server is the main data source you can use here. For instance, if you know the object id of a node, way, or relation you can load the respective object with one of the following URLs (replace 123456789 with the object id).

  • for a node the URL is https://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/node/123456789
  • for a way the URL is https://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/way/123456789
  • for a relation the URL is https://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/relation/123456789

You can also use the URL format of osm.org:

  • for a node the URL is https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/123456789
  • for a way the URL is https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/123456789
  • for a relation the URL is https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/123456789

Older version of objects

You can also load older versions of an object (replace 123 with the version number)

  • for a node the URL is https://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/node/<node id>/123
  • for a way the URL is https://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/way/<way id>/123
  • for a relation the URL is https://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/relation/<relation id>/123

Changeset

  • for all objects belonging to a changeset the URL is https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/123456789 (replace 123456789 with the changeset id)

Area

  • for an area the URL is https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/46.20140/4.27022

Other servers

Additional to the main osm server listed above, other servers are available too, e.g.:

geo: URIs/URLs

  • downloads osm data at a small area around the given location, e.g. geo:37.786971,-122.399677

Notes

  • If the URL contains /note/123456 you can choose if you also want to download the Note with the given id.
  • If the URL contains &layers=N you can choose if you also want to download the Notes in the given area.

GPS

  • URLs ending with .gpx
  • OSM user traces in the format ​https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/foo/traces/2277313
  • OSM user traces in the format https://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?gpx=2277313
  • OSM user traces in the format https://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?gpx=2277313#map=14/-20.7321/-40.5328 (which can also be found at the osm user traces page)

See also


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