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osmium 0.1a1-r10-79b0

Osmium OSM processing library for Python

Package Documentation

This is a Python port of the Osmium (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osmium) library, which provides a fast and flexible toolkit for working with Open Street Map data.

Currently there is only a small subset of the Osmium toolkit implemented. You can read and write OSM files in different formats and process them through a customized filter. See below for details.

Installation

Prerequisites

Osmium depends on the following C/C++ libraries. Please make sure they are installed.

If you have a Debian based distribution, you can install the required packages by:

$ sudo apt-get install libosmium-dev libboost-dev libexpat1-dev libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler zlib1g-dev libxml2-dev

Building

If all libraries are installed in their default location, you can install directly from PyPI using pip or setuptools by running the respective command:

$ pip install -U osmium

or:

$ easy_install -U osmium

Otherwise you can download osmium and install the library directy from source:

$ python setup.py install

In each case the installer will try to find the needed libraries and abort if something is missing.

Manual configuration

This package comes with a GNU autoconf configure script. You have to call it manually, if some libraries are in non-standard places. You can call it like:

$ sh ./configure --with-osmium=/path/to/osmium/include --with-expat=/path/to/expat

before continuing like above:

$ python setup.py install

The configure script accepts the following parameters

  • --with-osmium: include directory of Osmium installation
  • --with-expat: prefix of Expat installation

All other libraries register with pkg-config. Please make sure it is installed. If it is in some non-standard location, you have to set the environment variable PKG_CONFIG:

$ PKG_CONFIG='/my/special/pkg-config' ./configure

Basic Usage

You usually build a filtering chain by opening an osmium.OSMFile and read it through a osmium.handler.* class. To process all contents of a file through the osmium.handler.Debug handler, you can write

import osmium

infile = osmium.OSMFile(b'my_city.osm.pbf')
handler = osmium.handler.Debug()
infile.read(handler)

There are also handlers, which write the processed objects to a file. You can create such a handler via the create_output_file method:

import osmium

infile = osmium.OSMFile(b'my_city.xml.gz')
outfile = osmium.OSMFile(b'my_city.osm.pbf')

handler = outfile.create_output_file()
infile.read(handler)

This little program converts the file my_city.xml.gz (expected in XML format) to my_city.osm.pbf (which is written in PBF Format).

Note

Be careful with the create_output_file method. If the file already exists, it will be truncated silently.

You can also write your own handlers. To print out all cities, use:

import osmium

class CityPrinterHandler(osmium.handler.Base):

    def node(self, node):
        if node.tags.get('place')=='city':
            print(node.tags.get('name'))

infile = osmium.OSMFile(b'my_country.osm.pbf')
handler = CityPrinterHandler()

infile.read(handler)

Note

Please note, that until now the Python wrapper has a read only interface to nodes, ways and relations. This means, you can't change or add objects, but you can access all attributes and filter objects according to them.

 
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