Tuesday, 9 August 2011

BBOX.ME: OSM to Google Earth

BBOX.ME (OSM to Google Earth) via FME

BBOX.ME (OSM to Google Earth) via FME
Left toolbar highlight large data download - red (large) amber medium and green is small data.
(OSM Servers will restrict large downloads automatically)

Take OpenStreetMap and via it's API, users can download an area of interest.

in this case:

"http:\api.openstreetmap.orgapi�.6map?bbox=-0.4994028225856829,53.73689294256218,-0.4839962145221512,53.74135397370099"

is requested from the OSM server via the OSM API.

OSM FME Workbench
FME Workbench for converting to Google (or 3D PDF etc)
BBOX.ME OSM to Google Earth
Output is A clean representation of OSM in Google Earth - but with 3D Building Extruded from the data. This can also be viewed in Streetview in Google Earth.

Extruded 3D Building (from Open Street Map) overlaid in Streetview in Google Earth
Extruded 3D Building (from Open Street Map) overlaid in Streetview in Google Earth.

This does use FME Desktop (a 30 day trail is available) which can convert the OSM files into Google Earth

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