Portuguese OSM extracts – 1 Year

It’s been almost a year since the first release of Portuguese municipal level OpenStreetMap extracts. As you may remember these extracts are updated on a (almost) weekly basis and are public via my Dropbox account. In order to facilitate end users a small webmap was developed last August. More recently in November, and asked by OSGEO-PT chapter, support for Shapefiles (zipped) was added as download option.

Let’s check some of the results we’ve had during these last 5 months, when we included some Google Analytics code within the webmap application:

AreaDownloads
Continente33
Azores5
FormatDownloads
PBF19
OSM.GZ13
ZIP (Shapefiles)6
MunicipalityDownloads
Ourém8
Évora4
Oliveira de Azeméis4
Angra do Heroísmo3
Idanha-a-Nova3
Felgueiras3
Penamacor2
Horta1
São Roque do Pico1
Águeda1
Braga1
São Pedro do Sul1
Vila Nova de Famalicão1
Viseu1

You can check it and increase these numbers by visiting: http://thegeocrafter.github.io/osmpt.html

Derive tracks for all terrain vehicles

I was asked last October by some all terrain fan friends, to derive a route to a given place in Portugal only on gravel roads.

I immediately thought OSM to perform this task, so I filtered highways information (track, path, unclassified, etc). Unfortunately it was not possible to calculate a direct route without hitting tarmac roads, so I used QGis to create some fancy maps (21 maps), where I could show my friends all the roads hitting a 5km radius around a direct line from point A and B. As I cannot grant correctness of information provided by OSM, that would be a task to perform while driving to the desired place.

Here is a preview of the maps created during this task:

sample