[OSM-dev] Need special data extracts

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Mon Feb 22 15:55:39 GMT 2010

"Tim Teulings" <rael at edge.ping.de> writes:

> Hello! 
> (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
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Xapi
> "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. 

No, this restriction is only for the map API call where you specify a
bounding box.  With http://www.informationfreeway.org/api/0.6/*[...]
you get all objects on the planet that match your criteria.


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