In a city-sized area, I'm looking for buildings that have more levels than 12. I know that those are tagged with building:levels (untagged buildings are not interesting in this case). I have been trying to get them from Overpass Turbo, but AFAIK there's no way to say "find value > 12", and matching way["building:levels"~"^[234][0-9]$"]; times out (and only matches 20-49 anyway).

Is this the right tool? If so, how should I do this? If not - should I perhaps get an OSM extract and process it as XML with some other tool?

asked 26 Feb '16, 10:18

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@mmd: While fiddling with the OpT query, I have found a working solution - I had a typo in there :(

(26 Feb '16, 11:29) Piskvor

BTW: Here's a link to the respective feature request:

(26 Feb '16, 11:36) mmd

I have found a way to hack around this in Overpass Turbo. Apparently, it's not possible to directly compare numbers, but it's possible to use regex - match "100-499" or match "20-99" or match "13-19". It's still not foolproof (fortunately, this key is unitless), but works with buildings up to 499 floors:

// gather results
  // 100-499
  // 20-99
  // 13-19
// print results
out body;
out skel qt;

(Yes, I'm aware that with regex, I now have two problems ;))

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answered 26 Feb '16, 11:33

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edited 26 Feb '16, 12:14

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