The site is still in an early development phase.
This means several things, including, but not only, the following:
OSM-Boundaries was created to enable others to easily extract Administrative boundaries such as country borders, state borders or equivalents from the OpenStreetMap databases. We aim to enable this with a visually appealing, fast, and interactive user-interface. Our primary goal is to allow our users to easily preview the data within their web-browsers - To better understand the administrative structure of, to them, less known countries.
The download process supports downloading specific boundaries, complete countries, multiple countries or more specific filtering. This to provide the users with the data that they actually need. There are also different options for the output formats.
The downloaded data itself follows the license of OpenStreetMap, see the Open source link for more information.
The data will be regularly updated to the latest data-set from OpenStreetMap. Long-term we will try to host several versions at once, in case there are issues with the source data, or that the end-user just wants to access older data.
We rely on the user accounts of OpenStreetMap.org. You can authenticate with their accounts using oAuth. We will not be able to access your email address. In general we are only using your user-id and user-name from the information we retrieve.
Without being authenticated you can view the data, but not download it. To download data you must be authenticated with OpenStreetMap.org.
This site was created by Ground Zero Communications AB, a company registered in Sweden.
It should be told that we do not carry any deep knowledge in the OpenStreetMap data itself. A big part of creating this site has been to start understanding the data that it's built upon.
The site was created to replace the defunct OSM Boundaries by Walter. We were using OSM-data ourselves, extracted with his services, for another site. When that possibility disappeared for us we needed to find a replacement.
Since we didn't find any good replacement, we decided to create such service ourselves. Rather than having the service available to ourselves only, we made sure to make it public and usable to others.
We have connected the site to UserEcho. Please add any Questions, Bug reports and Feature requests there. You can easily access it via the green Feedback button on the right side.
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Since it's easier to keep track of user feedback we generally prefer that you use UserEcho for that. See the above Feedback section for more information.