osm-read

an openstreetmap XML and PBF data parser

osm-read - an openstreetmap XML and PBF parser for node.js and the browser

  1. Introduction
  2. Usage Examples 2.1) Simple Usage Example 2.2) Parse OSM XML from URL Example 2.3) PBF random access parser
  3. Version Upgrade Guide
  4. TODOs
  5. License
  6. Contact

Introduction

osm-read parses openstreetmap XML and PBF files as described in http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_XML and http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/PBF_Format


Simple Usage Example

The following code is used to parse openstreetmap XML or PBF files in a SAX parser like callback way.

var parser = osmread.parse({ filePath: 'path/to/osm.xml', endDocument: function(){ console.log('document end'); }, bounds: function(bounds){ console.log('bounds: ' + JSON.stringify(bounds)); }, node: function(node){ console.log('node: ' + JSON.stringify(node)); }, way: function(way){ console.log('way: ' + JSON.stringify(way)); }, relation: function(relation){ console.log('relation: ' + JSON.stringify(relation)); }, error: function(msg){ console.log('error: ' + msg); } });

// you can pause the parser parser.pause();

// and resume it again parser.resume();


Parse PBF in the browser

Build or update the browser bundle 'osm-read-pbf.js' with browserify: $ npm run browserify

To install browserify (http://browserify.org/): $ npm install -g browserify

Example, see also example/pbf.html:

<script src="../osm-read-pbf.js"></script>
<script>
    pbfParser.parse({
        filePath: 'test.pbf',
        endDocument: function(){
            console.log('document end');
        },
        node: function(node){
            console.log('node: ' + JSON.stringify(node));
        },
        way: function(way){
            console.log('way: ' + JSON.stringify(way));
        },
        relation: function(relation){
            console.log('relation: ' + JSON.stringify(relation));
        },
        error: function(msg){
            console.error('error: ' + msg);
            throw msg;
        }
    });
</script>

As an alternative to passing an URL in "filePath", the option "buffer" can be used to pass an already loaded ArrayBuffer object:

    var buf = ... // e.g. xhr.response

    pbfParser.parse({
        buffer: buf,
    ...

A third alternative is to let the user choose a local file using the HTML5 File API, passing the file object as "file" option:

<input type="file" id="file" accept=".pbf">
<script>
    document.getElementById("file").addEventListener("change", parse, false);

    function parse(evt) {
        var file = evt.target.files[0];

        pbfParser.parse({
            file: file,
        ...

See also example/file.html


Parse OSM XML from URL Example

Currently you can only parse OSM data in XML from URLs. Here's an example:

osmread.parse({ url: 'http://overpass-api.de/api/interpreter?data=node(51.93315273540566%2C7.567176818847656%2C52.000418429293326%2C7.687854766845703)%5Bhighway%3Dtraffic_signals%5D%3Bout%3B', format: 'xml', endDocument: function(){ console.log('document end'); }, bounds: function(bounds){ console.log('bounds: ' + JSON.stringify(bounds)); }, node: function(node){ console.log('node: ' + JSON.stringify(node)); }, way: function(way){ console.log('way: ' + JSON.stringify(way)); }, relation: function(relation){ console.log('relation: ' + JSON.stringify(relation)); }, error: function(msg){ console.log('error: ' + msg); } });


PBF random access parser

The following code allows to create a random access openstreetmap PBF file parser:

osmread.createPbfParser({ filePath: 'path/to/osm.pbf', callback: function(err, parser){ var headers;

    if(err){
        // TODO handle error
    }

    headers = parser.findFileBlocksByBlobType('OSMHeader');

    parser.readBlock(headers[0], function(err, block){
        console.log('header block');
        console.log(block);

        parser.close(function(err){
            if(err){
                // TODO handle error
            }
        });
    });
}

});

Don't forget to close the parser after usage!


Version Upgrade Guide

Sometimes APIs change... they break your code but things get easier for the rest of us. I'm sorry if a version upgrade gives you some extra hours. To makes things a little less painfull you can find migration instructions in the file ChangeLog.


TODOs

XML parser:

  • parse timestamps

License

See file COPYING for details.


Contact