[OSM-talk] Download only specific nodes in one large area

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Sun Jul 31 20:37:48 BST 2011

On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 2:34 PM, Gerrit <z0idberg at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am 31.07.2011 20:27, schrieb Richard Weait:
>> You probably don't want to use the API for this, as it would likely be
>> an abuse of the editing API resources.  Have a look at XAPI and
>> similar read-only APIs for this sort of data request.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Xapi
>> This is a quick request against your own local rendering DB.  So you
>> might want to set up your own db and remove reliance on an external
>> service.  My quick search found ~6000 city points, and ~16000 city
>> polygons, world wide.
> Well actually I want to upload it again. The number of cities in the region
> I want to download is limited, so I think I can handle it. The problem is
> just that I would like to have it in a list-like fashion, so that I can just
> work it from top to bottom, without any other nodes. I could do that with an
> ordinary search in JOSM, i guess, but there still remains the problem to
> download everything at first.
> But I guess Xapi looks nice for that. I’ll give it a try. Thanks!

Something similar has been partially automated, sort-of. Perhaps you
can build on the multi-lingual country list?  It would be wonderful to
extend it to states / provinces, cities, etc.


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