In SLIPO, we have developed tools for geospatial data integration, which are able to perform efficiently from the local to the global level using Linked Data technologies. SLIPO specifically supports quality-assured integration of Big data regarding Points of Interest (POIs). One of the most valuable global sources of such data for the industry, innovators and researchers, is OpenStreetMap (OSM), a community of volunteers whose open geospatial data currently powers thousands of services and products. We have received multiple requests from POI value chain stakeholders to streamline and automate the data transformation process of OpenStreetMap POI data to RDF, and more generally of OpenStreetMap entities to RDF. Thus, we launched this free service offering tens of millions of geospatial OSM entities worldwide, which demonstrates the scalability and performance of SLIPO tools at a world-scale. More specifically, we offer two types of archives:
The original OpenStreetMap data is transformed to RDF using our TripleGeo software for Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) of geospatial entities, developed in the context of the SLIPO project (No 731581) and funded by European Commission's Horizon 2020 Programme. TripleGeo aims to bridge the gap between typical geographic representations from a variety of proprietary files, DBMSs, and georeferenced systems with the demands of processing Big Geospatial Linked Data.
Here is an overview regarding transformation of OpenStreetMap data to RDF:
Abiding to data protection regulations in the European Union, the OpenStreetMap data provided through this server does not contain any user-related metadata (names, IDs or changeset IDs of the OpenStreetMap features).
We provide two separate archives of data extracted from OpenStreetMap: (i) POIs only, and (ii) all geospatial entities having a name. Both archives are provided as zip files of RDF triples (in N-TRIPLE serialization) organized per continent (or subcontinent), per country, and optionally per region (for larger countries). The same organization in continents, countries, and regions is applied in both archives.
All exports from OpenStreetMap are updated once a month, allowing users to download the latest RDF data regarding any part of the world for their line of work. Select a continent and then a country or region of interest from the folder list of your chosen archive to download the respective RDF dataset in N-TRIPLE serialization.
The files in each archive are made available under the Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF). Any rights in individual contents of the data are licensed under the Database Contents License. Please visit OpenStreetMap for details. This download service of open data extracted from OpenStreetMap in RDF is offered free of charge.
The SLIPO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731581.
This service is available from the Information Management Systems Institute, at Athena Research Center, Greece. Archives contain data extracted from OpenStreetMap as of: