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Using the GUI#

Map features#

To have an overview of all keys and values, have a look to the OpenStreetMap wiki page.

Tip

You can write what ever you want in the Key and Value fields. OSM data model doesn't restrict any keys or values.

Tip

If you want to query all data, you can let key and value empty.

Video#

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Quick how to#

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 → QuickOSMQuickOSM
  • 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)

Try to run a preset#

  • Vector menu → QuickOSMQuickOSM
  • Go in Map preset panel
  • Click on preset named Urban
  • Set the name of the town/village to Montpellier
  • Run preset

The Overpass API takes a few seconds to respond, and after that you should get new lines and polygon layers that match roads and buildings in Montpellier with a custom style.

Try to save and edit a preset#

  • Vector menu → QuickOSMQuickOSM
  • In the key field enter amenity
  • In the value field enter theater
  • Set the name of the town/village to Paris
  • Save query in a new preset
  • Click on edit button in preset named amenity_theater_Paris
  • In the preset name field enter Culture
  • In the description field enter Theater and museum in Paris
  • Add anew query
  • Right click on Query2Rename → enter Museum
  • In the Layer name field enter tourism_museum_Paris
  • In the key field enter tourism
  • In the value field enter museum
  • In the area field enter Paris
  • Validate

You now have a preset that download the theaters and then the museums. You don't need to fill the parameter to run the preset, but you can if you want the theaters and museums in another place than Paris.

Custom API server#

If you want to add some customs servers, add a file called custom_config.json in your profile_name/QuickOSM folder and add this template in it :

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{
    "overpass_servers": [
        "http://your_custom_url.com/api/"
    ],
    "nominatim_servers": [
        "http://your_custom_url.com/search?"
    ]
}
Both overpass_servers et nominatim_servers are optionals. If you want to add only one of them, you don't need to write the other. QuickOSM will add your custom list to the list below.

To find the profile folder, go in Settings → Profile → Open active profile folder.

Warning

Do not change any files in profile_name/python/plugins/QuickOSM for adding a server. Your changes will be lost everytime the plugin is upgraded.

A pull request is more than welcome if you want to add your server in QuickOSM core by updating this list below.


Last update: August 3, 2021
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