GeofabrikReader.get_file_path(subregion_name, osm_file_format, data_dir=None)[source]

Get the local path to an OSM data file of a geographic (sub)region.

  • subregion_name (str) – name of a geographic (sub)region (case-insensitive) that is available on Geofabrik free download server

  • osm_file_format (str) – file format of the OSM data available on the free download server

  • data_dir (str | None) – directory where the data file of the subregion_name is located/saved; if None (default), the default local directory


path to PBF (.osm.pbf) file

Return type:

str | None


>>> from pydriosm.reader import GeofabrikReader
>>> from pyhelpers.dirs import delete_dir
>>> import os

>>> gfr = GeofabrikReader()

>>> subrgn_name = 'rutland'
>>> file_format = ".pbf"
>>> dat_dir = "tests\osm_data"

>>> path_to_rutland_pbf = gfr.get_file_path(subrgn_name, file_format, data_dir=dat_dir)

>>> # When "rutland-latest.osm.pbf" is unavailable at the package data directory
>>> os.path.isfile(path_to_rutland_pbf)

>>> # Download the PBF data file of Rutland to "tests\osm_data\"
>>> gfr.downloader.download_osm_data(subrgn_name, file_format, dat_dir, verbose=True)
To download .osm.pbf data of the following geographic (sub)region(s):
? [No]|Yes: yes
Downloading "rutland-latest.osm.pbf"
    to "tests\osm_data\rutland\" ... Done.

>>> # Check again
>>> path_to_rutland_pbf = gfr.get_file_path(subrgn_name, file_format, data_dir=dat_dir)
>>> os.path.relpath(path_to_rutland_pbf)
>>> os.path.isfile(path_to_rutland_pbf)

>>> # Delete the test data directory
>>> delete_dir(dat_dir, verbose=True)
To delete the directory "tests\osm_data\" (Not empty)
? [No]|Yes: yes
Deleting "tests\osm_data\" ... Done.