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hi dear community



have to perform some big requests to the overpass-api -


i want to do this via commandline. cf  http://overpass-api.de/command_line.html

note: if i do it with the overpass-turbo.eu - api all runs well.

[out:csv(::id,::type,"name","website"," contact:email=*")];
( node(area.a)[amenity=hospital];


@id    @type    name    website     contact:email=*
145970634    node            
303300521    node    Thoraxklinik    http://www.thoraxklinik-heidelberg.de    
678470357    node    Kurpfalzkrankenhaus    http://www.srh.de/de/kk-heidelberg/index.html    
1279003446    node    Mercy Hospital for Women    www.mercyhealth.com.au    
1732872588    node    GRN-Klinik Weinheim    www.grn.de/klinik-weinheim    
2343179537    node    Klinik für Allgemeine Innere Medizin und Psychosomatik    http://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/Klinik-fuer-Allgemeine-Innere-Medizin-und-Psychosomatik.1088.0.html    
3217716361    node    kopfklinik        
24595717    way    Austin Hospital    http://www.austin.org.au/    
25208382    way    Blutspendezentrale Heidelberg IKTZ        
49501406    way    Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie - Tageszentrum für Jugendliche    http://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/Tageszentrum-fuer-Jugendliche.118360.0.html    
90355808    way    Kliniken Schmieder Heidelberg    http://www.kliniken-schmieder.de    
91097339    way    Salem    http://www.krankenhaus-salem.de    
96690377    way    Unfallchirurgie - Atos    http://www.atos.de/klinik/    
99998610    way    Warringal Private    www.warringalprivate.com.au    
140128817    way    Institut für Psychosomatische Kooperationsforschung und Familientherapie    http://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/ZPM-Startseite.106894.0.html    
141216666    way    Tropenmedizinische Ambulanz    http://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/Sektion-Klinische-Tropenmedizin.5489.0.html    




and so forth        

well according this document http://overpass-api.de/command_line.html


i can do a commandline - request:

For short queries, the usage is very simple: Just write the query in the command line:

wget "http://overpass-api.de/api/interpreter?data=node[name=\"Gielgen\"];out;"

Please note that we need to escape the quotation mark ("). Because we have enclosed the URL in quotation marks, we must escape only two more characters: the dollar ($) sign should get (\$) and the backslash (\) should be doubled (\\).

In most cases it would be helpful to store the results with a meaningful filename. Use -O for that purpose:

wget -O target.osm "http://overpass-api.de/api/interpreter?data=node[name=\"Gielgen\"];out;"

For longer queries, it could be helpful to have the query in a separate file. That is also possible:

echo "data=node[name=\"Gielgen\"];out;" >query.osm
wget -O target.osm --post-file=query.osm "http://overpass-api.de/api/interpreter"

end of cit.


how do i do the command -....



should i do it like so;


wget -O target.osm "http://overpass-api.de/api/interpreter?data=node[name=\"Gielgen\"];out;"

[out:csv(::id,::type,"name","website"," contact:email=*")];
( node(area.a)[amenity=hospital];


love to hear from you

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  • 7 years later...

I had a similar problem, but I could figured out somehow.

In my project I want to get switches around in 1 km of one specific railway stations, in overpass-turbo I run this: node[uic_ref="5516147"]->.allomas;node(around.allomas:1000)[railway~"(switch|railway_crossing)"];out;

So with php I get data in xml like this:

$xml = simplexml_load_string(file_get_contents('https://overpass-api.de/api/interpreter?data=node[uic_ref="'.$uic_ref.'"]->.allomas;node(around.allomas:1000)[railway~"(switch|railway_crossing)"];out;'));

After that I could parse the xml. In my opinion xml is more expedient than csv.

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