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How would you add bounds for the frame that you run your overpass query on? Aka export the bounds into the xml raw data file

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asked 22 Sep '15, 21:40

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converted 23 Sep '15, 06:10

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aseerel4c26 ♦

note: I have moved your question into a new question entry as it seems not to be tightly related with the original question at the older entry.

(23 Sep '15, 06:11) aseerel4c26 ♦

Could you please explain your question/problem a bit more? I fail to fully understand it. What do you mean by "bounds"?

(23 Sep '15, 06:12) aseerel4c26 ♦

I guess he looks for a way for saving the bounding box from the Overpass query also to the output file.

(23 Sep '15, 07:35) scai ♦

Assuming you're using the overpass turbo wizard, you will not get any kind of bounding box information in your Overpass API result.

Although this is not really documented, a feature called global bounding box might come in handy in your case: it will add that bounding box detail to your response you didn't get so far. Simply add [bbox:{{bbox}}] to your query like demonstrated in the following query:

Bounding box details are now automatically added to the Overpass response:

  "bounds": {
    "minlat": 41.8926,
    "minlon": 12.4936,
    "maxlat": 41.8932,
    "maxlon": 12.4953

If you're using XML output mode instead, Overpass API will produce a slightly different format:

 <bounds minlat="41.8912" minlon="12.4922" maxlat="41.8954" maxlon="12.499"/>
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answered 23 Sep '15, 08:30

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edited 23 Sep '15, 18:32


Thanks! That is what I was looking for!

(28 Sep '15, 18:19) brettbarkley

@brettbarkley: Please mark this answer as accepted if it solves your problem.

(28 Sep '15, 19:14) aseerel4c26 ♦

Hi @mmd, can you show a direct URL that only outputs the BBOX (in JSON, text or any format)? I try with your bC5 example and not see bounds. Using the out bb example of Out-Syntax the result is mixed with all other details.... Suppose that I need to retrieve only the BBOX of an administrative-area relation like GB-WNM.

(21 Aug '18, 11:11) ppKrauss

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