[OSM-talk] Overpass API - Fetching countries, their capitals, and their borders

wambacher at posteo.de wambacher at posteo.de
Wed Aug 14 06:58:54 UTC 2019

Hi Léo

Am 13.08.19 um 23:41 schrieb Léo El Amri via talk:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to fetch countries, their borders, and their capitals through
> Overpass API, but the server never replies to me ...

https://wambachers-osm.website/boundaries will give you the country
borders - including the *osm id of the admin center*, which is usually
the capital. In a second step you may download the capitals via overpass.

Better than nothing ;)

My projects:

Admin Boundaries of the World <https://wambachers-osm.website/boundaries>
Missing Boundaries
Emergency Map <https://wambachers-osm.website/emergency>
Postal Code Map (Germany only) <https://wambachers-osm.website/plz>
Fools (QA for zipcodes in Germany) <https://wambachers-osm.website/fools>
Postcode Boundaries of Germany <https://wambachers-osm.website/pcoundaries>
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