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  • From: "Arian Allenson M. Valdez" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [overpass] Overpass API Learning Platform (GSOC)
  • Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 23:46:05 -0700 (PDT)

Hello Everyone!

I would just like to take a moment to thank Martin, indeed my mentor for this GSOC project and the author of the initial project writeup in the GSOC ideas page. 

RE: Alex, 

Wow, that is an incredibly nice write up of tutorials! Thank you very much for this, it is going to be extremely helpful!

RE: Pierre,

Thanks! I feel that the way you structured your write up is the way I plan on structuring the tutorials and reference too!

RE: mmd

Thanks, and I hope I to be a helpful part of the dev list!

I understand your sentiments about higher level concepts of the Overpass API.  As someone who has only been recently introduced to the API, I feel that it is an advantage as I was able to document how I learned for the API and the questions that I had along the way.

Indeed, resources and questions from forums and stack exchange have been really helpful in making me know the different use cases people have for the API.

Your thoughts about keeping it future-proof is something I will keep in mind, thanks!

Thank you for all your responses everyone!

On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 3:35 PM, Martin Raifer <> wrote:

Just a quick note from me, in case you don't know already: I'm the
mentor for this particular GSoC project, and will help Arian during
the next months as good as I can. Of course, we welcome any additional
help, feedback and input we may get from you guys. :)


On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 10:09 AM, Arian Allenson M. Valdez
<> wrote:
> 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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