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##State of the Map US, Birds of a Feather session notes

by Andrew Wiseman

Basically, nobody had an easy or good way to bring in OSM data into ArcGIS or QGIS as shapefiles. Some folks discussed using PostGIS, while others use various websites like,, and others. Andrew suggested his workflow using JOSM and the QGIS OpenStreetMap Plugin.

Andrew has updated the Wiki page -- everybody else should too! Mainly Andrew added the limitations of what each site does and what you'll get from them all, since some are not as updated as others, and some only work for certain areas or certain tags.

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