[OSM-dev] Podcast episode featuring the Overpass API

SB79 sb-listen at gmx-topmail.de
Sat Dec 29 16:01:52 GMT 2012


if you happen to understand German, I'd like to point you to a recently 
published podcast episode which features the Overpass API and its 
developer, Roland Olbricht. "The Overpass API (or OSM3S) is a read-only 
API that serves up custom selected parts of the OSM map data. It acts 
as a database over the web: the client sends a query to the API and 
gets back the data set that corresponds to the query." (*)

In this extensive interview, Roland talks about the Overpass query 
language and its underlying design principles, about the OSM developer 
community, and about future challenges and ideas (64 bit node IDs, 
federated databases, permanent IDs, dynamical cleaning of tagging 
information - to name just a few).

Link to website (including show notes and comments): 

Direct link to audio file: 

This is a special installment of the German OSM podcast "Radio OSM". For 
a list of all published episodes visit: 

(*) http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_API

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