QuickOSM allows you to work quickly with OSM datas in QGIS thanks to Overpass API.
- Write some queries for you by providing a key/value
- Choose to run the query on an area or an extent
- Configure the query : which layers, which columns ...
- Save your queries in categories and run them later
- Open a local OSM (.osm or .pbf) with a specific osmconf in QGIS
- Build some models with QGIS Processing
There are some usefull tips, like automatic colours on lines (if the tag is present) or some actions (right-click in the attribute table) for each entities (edit in JOSM for instance).
Etienne Trimaille : https://twitter.com/etrimaille
This internship was supervised by 3Liz : http://www.3liz.com
Install the QuickOSM plugin
- QGIS 'Plugins' menu -> 'Manage and Install Plugins...'
- Search for 'QuickOSM' and select it
- 'Install Plugin'
Try a quick query
- 'Vector' menu -> 'Quick OSM' -> 'Dock -> 'Quick Query'
a new panel appears on the right
- In the 'key' field enter 'amenity'
- In the 'value' field enter 'toilets'
- Set the name of the town/village to 'London'
- 'Run Query'
The Overpass API takes a few seconds to respond, and after that you should get new point and polygon layers for the toilets of London! (nodes and ways in OpenStreetMap with the amenity=toilet tag on them)