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I am trying to find a way to automatically export the (lat, long) of the nodes associated with the perimeter of a given building without using the UI, completely through API. The ideal solution would be given an address of a building (way with tag building in OSM terms) to fetch the (lat, long)s of the associated nodes in an XML or plain text file.

Any insights? Kris

asked 09 May '18, 14:11

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The standard API call


returns an XML containing the way and all its nodes, though the order of the nodes in the response might be different from the order in which they have to be traversed to form the line (i.e. you will have to traverse them in the right order as given in the way object).

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answered 09 May '18, 14:48

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Thanks Frederik! That seems to be really helpful! However, the link gives me a 404 error. Could you please re-post?

Many thanks, Kris

(14 May '18, 15:03) hectorlavoe

You need to replace put_way_id_here with the way ID of your building.

(14 May '18, 15:05) scai ♦

Great, that's super neat! Thank you.

(30 May '18, 10:16) hectorlavoe
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