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#1 2012-05-16 09:20:33

Registered: 2012-05-16
Posts: 1

Looking for a GUI tool for database queries on OSM data

Dear members,

I'm new to the OSM community. So far, I have used OSM in the way of looking up maps on my computer or mobile from time to time... ...and it works great.

Now I wonder if it is possible to do database queries on the OSM data. So, I don't want to render maps, but use the OSM data with actions like filter or search for several attributes. So far, I know:
that you can download the OSM data for the different regions,
that there is a tool calls JOSM which seems to be an editor mainly but has a built-in filter method to show up only objects with a certain attribute,
and that there are various command line tools that I have no experience with yet.
The tool I'm looking for should be a bit more user-friendly than a command line tool, thus have a GUI. And some kind of export function in some way (not defined yet).

Do you have any good suggestions? I appreciate your help. Many TIA.




#2 2012-05-17 15:05:40

Registered: 2008-05-28
Posts: 2,918

Re: Looking for a GUI tool for database queries on OSM data

Hi and welcome, Gunner!

As far as I know, there is no simple GUI based tool that comes near your aims.

Best web based GUI may be at

Or have a look at something like


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