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  • From: Jo <>
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  • Subject: Re: [overpass] Lua module to query Overpass API from Wikipedia
  • Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:39:16 +0200

Hi Martin,

Thank you for your help and for the suggestions. I implemented most of them.
I didn't know about the map.html, but I prefer the interface where the user can fiddle with the query and see/export the results in various ways.

My main use case for Overpass queries is to continue with the data in JOSM, hence the use of xml and out meta.



2015-08-12 16:25 GMT+02:00 Martin Raifer <>:

This seems like a very nice idea! A few technical annotations from me:

What's the point of having "out meta qt;" after the recurse-down
(">;")? It seems like you wanted to use "out skel qt;" there? Another
option (which should save some bandwidth, thus result in faster
requests) is to use "out geom;" like here:

Also, JSON parsing is generaly faster than XML in browsers, so using
"[out:json];" would certainly make sense (and setting a reasonably low
timeout, e.g. "[timeout:15]" would make requests more likely to
succeed if the server is overcrowded).

Last remark: do you know that you can also link to… (no &R required) to get a full
screen map with the query result?


On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 1:21 PM, Jo <> wrote:
> Great, that's what I needed. I'll fix the code to create the correct
> regexes.
> Jo
> 2015-08-12 12:56 GMT+02:00 mmd <>:
>> Hi
>> your regex needs to be fixed,  please try this one here:
>> Best
>> mmd

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