sosi2osm(1) SOSI to OSM converter


sosi2osm [ sosi file ] [ lua file ]


This manual page documents briefly the sosi2osm program.

This utility is capable of converting SOSI files (usually with the .sos extension) to .osm files. A SOSI file is a geospatial vector data format used for exchange of geograhical information in Norway. Osm-files are used by the OpenStreetMap community.

In order to do a conversion you specify the name of the SOSI-file and one .lua file. Then the .osm file will be written to stdout. The lua file is used to tell which tags are converted into which tags. A number of .lua files are bundled together with the package:


If no conversion of tags is necessary, one may simply run it like this:

sosi2osm input.sos default.lua > output.osm

For converting address nodes, use:

sosi2osm input.sos adresser.lua > output.osm

Please open the lua-files and see what they do.


There are no command line options.


This manual page was written by Ruben Undheim <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).