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I have seen the areas.osm3s file, but i need to know how to create areas only for administrative boundaries i.e only for countries, state etc.. other areas are not necessary for me.

asked 29 Jan '16, 10:02

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Arun Gowtham
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edited 31 Jan '16, 20:17

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Could you please provide more details about what you are planning to do with the data? That way, we may be able to provide you with a solution which is more compatible with your needs.

(01 Feb '16, 12:03) Lightsider

@Lightsider overpass api creates a lot of area i suppose, but am in need of only country or state i.e administrative areas. i query for amenities on this areas.

(01 Feb '16, 12:22) Arun Gowtham

Hello Arun, are you looking for a webservice with output like ?

(01 Feb '16, 20:27) stephan75

Well, just remove those queries in the area rules file, which you don't need.

For a much stripped down version, you might want to take a look at the following wiki page: - that's the original version before Martin started working on polygon features. That wiki page also explains in more detail, how this all works.

If that's still too much, you might also want to remove some further queries:

  <query type="relation">
    <has-kv k="type" v="multipolygon"/>
    <has-kv k="name"/>
  <query type="relation">
    <has-kv k="postal_code"/>
  <query type="relation">
    <has-kv k="addr:postcode"/>
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answered 24 Feb '16, 20:06

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edited 24 Feb '16, 20:07

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