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I'm trying to submitting a query on Overpass-Turbo site that seems to be complex. I would like to get some historical data so I'm using date property.

The problem is I always get the following error:

An error occured during the execution of the overpass query! This is what overpass API returned: runtime error: Query run out of memory using about 2048 MB of RAM.

I even tried to add maxsize property, according to this issue, but It didn't work.

Someone on IRC tells me that I should use offline data to make my query, but I cannot figure out how can I use it.

I would like to see how many italian hotels are on OSM every month since 2010 and how they grew, so I can make some statistics about them. How can I reach that purpose with OSM data?

Thank you.

asked 23 Dec '17, 18:12

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edited 23 Dec '17, 18:12

I've tried the following query with no problem:

out meta;

It gives you all nodes, ways and relations tagged as tourism=hotel inside Italy created from the beginning of December 2017. As for now, they are 106 nodes, 53 ways and 1 relation, so 160 new hotels in Italy since 1st December 2017.

If you run the same query with (newer:"2017-11-01T00:00:00Z"), you get all hotels from the beginning of November. Running now the query gave me 223 nodes, 163 ways and 8 relations, so 394 hotels. That means that in November there have been created 394 - 160 = 234 hotels.

Maybe that helps you?

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answered 24 Dec '17, 03:56

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Yes, it could be a solution, anyway it is not responding to my question.

(27 Dec '17, 11:00) Andreanovenove


Sorry, I just focused in solving your task, not your problem with your query and that runtime error. But in fact I hadn't noticed that the query was linked in the first tense of your message...

I was guessing the error with your query was with line


That the line gets all Italy data before processing it, that is a lot of data. But I am not sure...

Note also that you shouldn't add the last 2 lines:

out meta qt;

Those lines get the nodes and the ways of all relations as well, and the nodes of all ways. But you are interested in nodes, ways and relations that are tagged as tourism=hotel only.

Anyway, I found a good solution for you, much better than my previous answer:

With the following query you get all hotels in Italy at present:

out meta;

You save the data into a file that you may name like italianHotels.csv for example.

Then, to check all hotels created in May 2009 for example, you run this UNIX command:

cat italianHotels.csv | grep "2009-05" | wc -l

That will give you the hotels whose last version is timestamped in May 2009. In our case, we get 24 hotels.

Or you can open the .csv file in a spreadsheet and get all hotels by month and year with functions.

Note that all these gives you the hotels with the last version, not the hotels when they were first created (version=1). For that I don't think it is possible to do it with Overpass...

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answered 27 Dec '17, 15:36

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