Extract Features from OpenStreetMap Command

The street maps and topo maps in ExpertGPS show roads, trails, and other features, but they are raster images, and there's no way to interact with the map features contained in the map images. You can use the Extract Map Features from OpenStreetMap to get editable, vector data for the roads, trails, and other features at your location.

To extract vector data from the map, first recenter the map to your area of interest. Zoom in so that an area no larger than a town is showing on the map. Then, click Extract Map Features from OpenStreetMap on the Map menu, under Map Overlays and Layers.

ExpertGPS will download all of the vector lines and polygons that represent road centerlines, hiking trails, streams, lakes, and other map features, and add them to the Shape List. Point features like mountain summits and hospitals will be converted to Waypoints and Notes.

You can edit the extracted data to customize the colors and line styles used to draw each type of feature on the map. You can select specific hiking trails, Convert to Tracks, and send them to your GPS for reference on your hike. Or, you can switch to the Aerial Photo View, and see a hybrid map with roads and trails superimposed over the aerial imagery.

Extracted OSM vector data over aerial photo in ExpertGPS
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