Hello!

I'd like to export a list of the 100 biggest towns/cities of each country.

The result should be a csv-file with the columns:countrycode,townname,population,latitude,longitude

How would i do that?

asked 26 Aug '13, 14:59

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You're going to have to create this export yourself, though I suspect the data isn't there. Population doesn't seem like data which would be added to OSM (whether political or practical).

If the data does exist, then you'll likely be using the Overpass API. This is a query language for accessing/filtering the OSM data.

Other options may include going all the way down and using Osmium.

I'm not well versed in the types of data requests which can be made, the choices seem slim and Overpass seems to be the most comprehensive and user friendly.

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answered 27 Aug '13, 02:39

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Please do a search on this FAQ site about "export, data, csv, list, places" or similar keywords.

There are already questions like yours, and answers as well.

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answered 26 Aug '13, 16:42

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