[OSM-talk] overpass turbo - a web GUI for Overpass-API

Martin Raifer tyr.asd at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 22:10:36 GMT 2013


I'm happy to present you *overpass turbo* [1], a web based graphical user  
interface for Overpass API.

I've always thought, that the Overpass API can be a great tool for mappers  
and developers (for example for its powerfulness in data filtering).  
However, there was no easy way to quickly run an Overpass query and  
inspect the results in a user friendly manner, until now: With overpass  
turbo you can run Overpass API queries and analyze the resulting  
OpenStreetMap data interactively on a map.

Here are some use cases where overpass turbo can come in handy:
* Searching for (rare) spelling mistakes or breaks with naming  
conventions, which are not yet covered by any QA tool.
* Showing and inspecting spacially large features (boundaries, rivers,  
complete motorways, PT-networks, ...).
* Always when you only need a filtered portion of OSM data.
* Testing and developing more or less complicated Overpass API queries.
* Creating mock-ups of clickable or static maps highlighting selected OSM  


This is the url where you can find overpass turbo [1] (alternatively,  
there is also an installation on overpass-api.de [2]). You need a somewhat  
recent web browser for using overpass turbo. Opera, Chrome and Firefox  
have been tested and work (IE 10 should be fine, too).

More information, screenshots, examples, etc. can be found on the OSM-wiki  
[3] or on its github repository [4].

Have fun :)
Martin / tyr_asd

[1] http://overpass-turbo.eu
[2] http://overpass-api.de/turbo/
[3] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_turbo
[4] https://github.com/tyrasd/overpass-ide

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