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  • From: Pierre Béland <>
  • To: "" <>
  • Subject: Re: [overpass] Overpass API Learning Platform (GSOC)
  • Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 14:08:25 +0000 (UTC)

Hi Arian

First thougth, Sections that I would see to let better understand Overpass various possibilities

- Selection an area
  - polygon
  - bbox
  - area name
  - area from relation

- Filter
  - Simple filters
  - Regex, the more complicated and powerful

- Recursivity
- More complex queries, for each, etc

  - various formats ie xml, geojson, csv

Connectivity with various tools
  - Openlayers, uMap, QGIS, JOSM
  - plugins available for QGIS, JOSM

  - styling

De : Arian Allenson M. Valdez <>
À :
Envoyé le : Lundi 11 mai 2015 4h09
Objet : [overpass] Overpass API Learning Platform (GSOC)

Hello everyone! I'm Arian, a Computer Science student. I'm one of the students accepted in the Google Summer of Code program, and my project is the creation of a Learning platform for Overpass API!

The Overpass API is an incredibly powerful tool, but it’s use is still limited due to the quite beginner-unfriendly documentation and scarce tutorials, and this project aims to fix that.

Here’s a short list of features to be implemented:
- A beautiful API Documentation interface. Page for syntax, detailing description, parameter types, etc. of particular queries.
- An embedded interface to test out queries, allowing users to experiment with parameters/methods inside the API Documentation page themselves. 
- Set of Interactive Exercises that allows beginners to learn the different facets of the Overpass API in a fun and easy way.

For those interested, you can view the complete project page in the Overpass Wiki here:

This is a tentative project writeup, and I really want to involve the community in the creation of this project. I would absolutely welcome any thoughts or comments you have to improve the project.

Thank you everyone!

Arian Allenson M. Valdez

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