We're programming an app for Windows Phone 7, and we're using Open Street Map (OSM) as our data source.

We're using this URI: http://api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/map?bbox=32.0846,034.8415,32.3846,035 and we're filling in coordinates according to the current position of the app's user.

The data we receive is : "nodes", "way", and "relation".

this is our question:

  • How could we get some more information about a "way", or a "node" - its name, its website, etc. ?

asked 27 Aug '13, 14:16

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edited 27 Aug '13, 20:58

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First, unless you are writing the OSM editor, that is not correct usage of 0.6 API . See that page for more info on alternatives (like running your own or third party server, or switching to XAPI or Overpass. There are usage examples there, and you get your node tags too.

For example, sending Overpass query

  (node(32.0846,034.8415,32.3846,035);<;);out;

returns (among other things)

  <node id="114130322" lat="32.1664181" lon="34.8426014"/>
  <node id="114130323" lat="32.1649314" lon="34.8425907">
    <tag k="highway" v="traffic_signals"/>
  </node>
  <node id="194227886" lat="32.1274304" lon="34.8489519"/>
  <node id="195293840" lat="32.3748585" lon="34.9086394"/>
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answered 07 Sep '13, 18:12

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edited 08 Sep '13, 17:30

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@Matija Nalis From memory I think that it's the preview of XML here that's broken, not the eventual display.

(07 Sep '13, 21:19) SomeoneElse ♦
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