On-demand transformation of Open Street Map Data into common GIS formats
by Sarah Harvey for 52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH
Open Street Map (OSM) is a valuable and free source of geographical data backed by a large number of volunteers mapping the world. However, the usage of this data is not trivial. The central website offers only a ’raw’ data format. GIS systems have their own dataformats. An on-demand transformation step is missing which can be filled by (interoperable) Web Services such as the 52North Web Processing Service (WPS). Project result: An addition to the 52North WPS to transform OSM data in various GIS formats on demand.