[OSM-dev] new on osm

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Fri Mar 21 15:30:06 UTC 2014

Hi Sachin,
Overpass is usually faster and - if you need it - has more features.
Read the Overpass-API documentation for more details, or play around
with overpass-turbo (http://www.overpass-turbo.eu) which is a frontend
to overpass.


Am 21.03.2014 16:20, schrieb Sachin Dole:
> Hello,
> @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.
> Thanks!
> 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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