[OSM-dev] new on osm

Sachin Dole sdole at genvega.com
Fri Mar 21 15:20:24 UTC 2014


@Simone, would you suggest Overpass or XAPI for the second question asked
by the OP? I am also a newbie and at this very moment I am trying out OSM
Nominatim install on Amazon EC2. I previously was using Mapquest's open/OSM
data, but that seems to be old and unmaintained! I would love to know why
use overpass instead of XAPI for read only queries.

Sachin Dole

On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:12 AM, Simone Cortesi <simone at cortesi.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM, Giuseppe Ricci <peppepegasus at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Hi Giuseppe,
> > But I want to understand if osm's data permit to implement my idea.
> > My first question is: if I have some points of interest and I want to
> show
> > these on an open street map is it possible? For example with google map
> > there is this tutorial:
> >
> > https://developers.google.com/maps/articles/phpsqlajax_v3
> we normally use http://leafletjs.com/ as a front-end to osm tiles.
> the DB approach you suggest is still valid inside OSM, you need to
> provide your own database and create a structure which can be queried
> by your script, a that is able to provide well formatted json or csv
> based on the requested bounding box. there are numerous plugins for
> that: http://leafletjs.com/plugins.html
> > The second question is: can I query the osm's database to find hotels,
> > restaurants, shopping center, etc? Is it possible to show these points
> on a
> > osm map?
> overpass API is the answer.
> shops in Bari: http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/2PS
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