I'm using overpy library to query overpass via python.

I'd like to have a list of entities with a certain tags and their coordinates. For nodes this is straightforward. For closed ways (polygons) I'd just need the centroid lat/lon.

Often those aren't stored in center_lat,center_lon, so I'm launching queries against the list of nodes associated to that ways entity.

This query, using get_nodes, leads to a lot of HTTP errors (apparently overpy requires to launch queries again to get this). So, I'm wondering if there's a more efficient route to get what I need (and in the mean time don't bother the servers so much).

asked 10 Oct, 16:53

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use "out center" as e.g. in this query which gives the center nodes of buildings.

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answered 11 Oct, 04:07

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Perfect, thanks.

(11 Oct, 09:03) WouterDX
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