PyDriosm: an open-source tool for downloading, reading and PostgreSQL-based I/O of OpenStreetMap data

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PyDriosm is an open-source tool that provides an effortless way to download and access OpenStreetMap (OSM) data in popular file formats, such as shapefile and protobuf binary format (PBF), which are freely available from Geofabrik and BBBike. Additionally, the package offers a comprehensive solution for convenient I/O operations and efficient storage capabilities for parsed OSM data within PostgreSQL databases. This means that users can easily read from and write to PostgreSQL databases, enabling efficient data manipulation, querying, and other essential tasks. Whether you are a researcher, practitioner, or simply interested in working with OSM data, PyDriosm can be useful and helpful to streamline your workflow and enhance your experience.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Python
  • OpenStreetMap
  • OSM
  • Geofabrik
  • BBBike
  • OpenStreetMap data
  • ProtocolBuffer Binary Format
  • Protobuf Binary Format
  • PBF
  • Shapefile
  • PostgreSQL

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