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Hello, i am working on a project to develop an interactive map . Do you have any ideas, what programming languages(ex:Javascript etc.) does the openstreetmap API support?

asked 22 Jul '13, 08:33

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The OSM API is an XML API so any programming language that can make HTTP requests and parse XML responses will work.

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answered 22 Jul '13, 09:04

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edited 22 Jul '13, 09:05

Thankyou :)

(22 Jul '13, 09:39) Nikb95

Bear in mind that the "OpenStreetMap API" is intended for use by applications that maintain the database, e.g. editors, rather than end-use applications. Non-editor applications should use the Planet file or alternative APIs such as Overpass.

(22 Jul '13, 11:08) Jonathan Ben...

.. but do bear in mind the answer to your other question - the OSM API is designed to be used by editors to add data to OSM; you typically wouldn't use an OSM API call to obtain data for an interactive map.

Have a look at Overpass and XAPI (effectively non-OSM API calls that might be useful to fetch specific items of data that you might want to overlay over a map that you've displayed based on data downloaded from e.g. one of the sites here.

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answered 22 Jul '13, 11:08

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