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BBBike extracts allows you to extracts areas from Planet.osm in OSM, PBF, o5m, Garmin, Navit, Osmand, Esri shapefile, mapsforge, CSV or OPL format. The maximum area size is 24,000,000 square km, or 768MB file size. It takes between 2-7 minutes to extract an area. The e-mail field is required, you will be notified by e-mail if your extract is ready for download. Please us meaningfull name for the extract.

How to use the BBBike extract service:
  1. Move the map to your desired location.
  2. Then click to create the bounding box.
  3. Move or resize the bounding box, or add new points to the polygon.
  4. Select a Format, enter Your email address and Name of area to extract.
  5. Click the extract button. Wait for email notification and download the map. Done!

Special features

Screen shots of maps applications:

Garmin OSM Garmin Cycle Garmin Leisure Garmin BBBike Garmin OSM+Contours Garmin Contours
Osmand Osmand Contours mapsforge navit
SVG/PNG google SVG/PNG hiking SVG/PNG mapnik SVG/PNG cadastre

Select an Area

Click a box to select an area. You can resize or move the bounding box by clicking on the box.
Choose resize or drag.

Want a polygon instead a box? First click a box on the map. Then choose add points to polygon. Click on the box on the map and add points. You can add as much points as you want, resize or move the polygon:

Here is an other example for a trip on the East Coast, from New York City to Boston. The data size of the polygon area is usually 1/2 or 1/3 of a rectangle:

Garmin OSM documentation

Please read the OSM wiki how to install the maps on your GPS device:

Garmin OSM

Garmin Cycle

Garmin Leisure

Garmin BBBike

More Screen shots of Garmin styles

osmstandard OpenStreetMap style
cyclemap style similar to
leisuremap style from, for outdoor activities. The .img file is ~30% larger than the osm/cycle file
bbbikemap style from, for outdoor activities. Experimentell

Routing is enabled for the Garmin maps. Depending on your device, it is possible to store more than one Garmin map (or with different styles) on your Garmin.

Osmand documentation

mapsforge documentation

Navit documentation

Shapefile (Esri) documentation

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) documentation

Please note: large SVG files (>10MB) may slowdown or crash your browser or SVG viewer. Be carefully!

Portable Network Graphics (PNG) documentation

For screenshots, see SVG above.

Please note: large PNG files (>30MB) may slowdown or crash your browser or image viewer. Be carefully!

File Size

The file size depends on the format. The reference format is Protocolbuffer Binary Format (PBF). The estimated size factor is:

OSM XML gzip'd2
OSM XML bzip'd1.5
OSM XML 7-zip1.6
o5m gzip'd1.04
o5m bzip'd0.88
Navit zip'd0.8
Shapefile (Esri)1.5
Osmand (OBF)1.4
Garmin Cycle0.8
Garmin Leisure0.9
Garmin OSM0.8
SVG google1.68
SVG hiking3.82
SVG osm3.34
SVG urbanight1.14
SVG wireframe3.28
PNG google3.59
PNG hiking3.91
PNG osm4.33
PNG urbanight2.74
PNG wireframe4.28

Other extract services


Checksum documentation: SHA-2 (sha256), MD5.

To generate a SHA256 checksum, just run
$ shasum -a 256 file.osm.pbf

To generate a MD5 checksum, just run
$ md5sum file.osm.pbf or depending on your OS
$ md5 file.osm.pbf

Supported Browsers

Any modern browser which conforms to the W3C standards:
  • Firefox 4.x or later
  • WebKit based browsers: Safari 5.x, Google Chrome, mobile Safari (iOS)
  • Opera 9, 10
  • IE8 or later

JavaScript is required for Google/OpenStreetMap map features or the street name suggestion service. Cookies are optional to save your preferences.

Not supported browsers: IE6, IE7


  1. Valid values for longitude are -180 .. 180, and for latitude -90 .. 90.
  2. The e-mail field is required, you will be notified by e-mail if your extract is ready for download.
  3. Please us meaningfull name for the extract, to find it later on your inbox or computer
  4. Didn't get an email in a reasonable time? Please check your SPAM folder first. You can see the status of your extract requests here.
  5. The extract system runs in a shared batch mode. If there are too many request, it may take longer to process your requests. Be patient!
  6. The extracts don't contain metadata as version number, author, timestamp etc. If you need to edit OSM data, please go to the web site.
  7. The planet.osm database will be updated every week. For details look at the BBBike planet.osm mirror.

Extract Pro, Commercial Support and daily data updates

The extract pro service offers extracts with full meta data and a daily update of the database (0:00 UTC). Due the higher system load, we cannot offer this service for free.

Feel free to contact us if you need commercial support or want use the extract pro service.

Terms of Service

Map data (©) contributors.

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), by NASA, public domain.

The BBBike extract service is free of charge. There are no warranties, use it at your own risk.

We accecpt donations! ;-) You can support us via PayPal, Flattr or bank wire transfer