Unless we have a feature parity with the current openstreetmap tool
(offered through vector -> openstreetmap), please do not drop it. One
useful feature that isn't available through OGR (or QuickOSM last time I
trieD) is the exporting of individual tags as fields (versus only creating
a few fields and an "other_tags" field).

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 1:17 PM, Andre Joost <andre+jo...@nurfuerspam.de>
wrote:

>
> Dear all,
>
> This topic pops up regularly on the mailing lists, but nothing happened
> lately.
> The OS import tool is still not able to load features with node numbers
> exceeding the 32bit-unsigned limit, see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/
> wiki/64-bit_Identifiers . As a consequence, features get lost, or lines
> and polygons don't get imported at all, as soon as recently added nodes are
> involved. This makes the importer quite useless.
>
> Following the discussion here at http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.
> nabble.com/Suggestion-Remove-Vector-Openstreetmap-tool-
> from-QGIS-2-12-td5226614.html and on GIS SE http://gis.stackexchange.com/
> questions/211000/is-there-a-qgis-tool-that-handles-osm-64-
> bit-identifiers-correctly I suggest to drop the 3-part importer from the
> Vector menu.  Add vector layer and the QuickOSM plugin can import OSM data
> without the 32-bit limitation.
>
> It would be good to drop the item in the upcoming QGIS 2.18.
>
> Alternatively, somebody would have to change the data type for osm_id in
> the spatialite export (part 2 of the 3-part-importer) from integer to long
> integer or text.
>
> Greetings,
> Ande Joost
>
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