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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 01:40:13 UTC 2019


Rather than do a planet wide dump I would encourage you to do a smaller area dump so you get a smaller sample to test first?



On 14/08/19 07:41, Léo El Amri via talk wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm trying to fetch countries, their borders, and their capitals through
> Overpass API, but the server never replies to me (With a timeout:3600
> setting, the server reply with a 502 error after a while).
> I'm only a beginner with this API, so maybe my request is not efficient:
>
> (
>    node[place=city];
>    node[place=town];
> )->.a;
> rel[boundary=administrative][admin_level=2]->.b;
> (
>    node[place=country];
>    node.a[capital=yes];
>    way[boundary=administrative][admin_level=2];
>    .b;
>    .b >;
> )->.o;
> .o out body;
>
> What am I doing wrong ? (Should I use another tool for this purpose ?)
>
> Cordially,
> Léo
>
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