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What are OSM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an OSM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your OSM files.

What is an OSM file?

OSM files have multiple uses, and OpenStreetMap XML Data is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

OpenStreetMap XML Data

The data inside these files is utilized to display geographical information in OpenStreetMap - a collaborative project which strives to construct a free and editable globe map.

OSM files store data such as points of interest, roads, and other features that make up a map. These files use the XML (Extensible Markup Language) format to encode the data in a structured way.

OpenStreetMap's OSM files are utilized by multiple software programs, tools, and applications to represent or modify their data. This format is regularly employed by developers, cartographers, and other experts who work with geographical data.

How to open OSM files

We have identified one OSM opener that is compatible with this specific type of OSM file.

Programs that open OpenStreetMap XML Data files


Last updated: September 22, 2023

All known file formats using extension .OSM

While OpenStreetMap XML Data is a popular type of OSM-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .OSM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Oxygen Software SMS Data

We know that one OSM format is Oxygen Software SMS Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested nine different OSM openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of OSM files. Remember, different programs may use OSM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

SynthMakerSynthMakerUser submitted
Metrino.Osa.StandardOsaMetrino.Osa.StandardOsaUser submitted
JOSMJOSMUser submitted
Dactylo ExpertDactylo ExpertUser submitted
ITN ConverterITN ConverterUser submitted
Super DactyloSuper DactyloUser submitted
OS ToolsOS ToolsUser submitted
OpenStudioOpenStudioUser submitted
Tipp TopTipp TopUser submitted

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