[OSM-dev] Need special data extracts
rael at edge.ping.de
Sun Feb 21 18:27:33 GMT 2010
(ah, another german :-)).
>> I have not yet found a more
>> convinient way than downloading a planet.osm
> You may want to query the XAPI for the relevant data
"Unlike the main API which restricts queries to 0.25 square degrees, XAPI
allows much larger requests, up to 100 square degrees"
So I could not get all capitals in one go but must call it multiple times...
Not nice but doable.
I could ask for nodes of type 'place=city' to get large cities and
'capital="yes"' (if I can judge
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/240109189 correctly) to filter for
capitals (I can add two conditions, can't I?).
Fine, so this may be a way to get large cities, capitals and possibly also
other POIs (while POIs likely do not have a tag for "wellknown").
But how do I get continent and country shapes together with their names (see
my other response)?
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