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Imagine that I'm looking at the various options for "highway" tagging, and have found highway=services.

If there were more objects in the OSM database then using taginfo, I'd be able to look at combinations. If there were fewer I'd be able to use the overpass "XAPI" link from that page to look at individual objects.

Assuming that in this case I don't want to look at all 4000-odd objects but only a few, is there an easy way to obtain a sample of the matching data, without using a local "select" statement on a local SQL database or passing a bounding box to the XAPI server?

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That would work for a specific area but not for obtaining a world-wide sample.

(13 Feb '13, 07:31) scai ♦

@scai: because?

  • way["name"="Wed"];out 20; Gives three ways (in Rotterdam, Utrecht en Höchst)
  • way["name"="Wed"];out 2; Gives only two ways (in Rotterdam and Utrecht)
(13 Feb '13, 13:06) cartinus

@cartinus Ah you are right. I thought it requires a bbox.

(13 Feb '13, 13:53) scai ♦

Since taginfo's API seems to have the same restrictions you could download their database and see if it still contains this information.

Update: No, taginfo-db.db doesn't contain this information anymore :(

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