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I would love to see the API-call

https://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/way/214501181

to return

<osm version="0.6" generator="CGImap 0.6.1 (2060 thorn-02.openstreetmap.org)" copyright="OpenStreetMap and contributors" attribution="http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright" license="http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1-0/">

<way id="214501181" visible="true" version="4" changeset="49679796" timestamp="2017-06-19T23:15:34Z" user="WayneSchlegel" uid="548288">

<nd ref="2240372834" lat="48.5235762" lon="9.0594567"/>

<nd ref="2240372819" lat="48.5235762" lon="9.0594567"/>

<nd ref="2240372884" lat="48.5235762" lon="9.0594567"/>

<nd ref="2462021289" lat="48.5235762" lon="9.0594567"/>

<nd ref="2462021293" lat="48.5235762" lon="9.0594567"/>

<nd ref="2240372847" lat="48.5235762" lon="9.0594567"/>

<nd ref="2240372834" lat="48.5235762" lon="9.0594567"/>

<tag k="addr:city" v="Tübingen"/>

<tag k="addr:country" v="DE"/>

<tag k="addr:housenumber" v="1"/>

<tag k="addr:postcode" v="72074"/>

<tag k="addr:street" v="Brunnenstraße"/>

<tag k="building" v="house"/>

</way>

</osm>

This would be completely backwards compatible but would greatly simplify the fetching of geometries.

Is this the right place to discuss this matter?

asked 16 Oct '18, 08:56

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edited 16 Oct '18, 10:46

Is this the right place to discuss this matter?

Not really - this is a site for getting help, not for discussing ideas. You probably want to try the dev@ mailing list (or the openstreetmap-website issue tracker, but the latter is really for concrete enhancement requests rather than discussion points).

(16 Oct '18, 12:09) Richard ♦

You are aware of the /full API call that gives you all the nodes together with the way? It is not as easy as your sketch above but goes some way to do it.

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answered 16 Oct '18, 11:21

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The corresponding URL for the way from your question would be simply https://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/way/214501181/full.

(16 Oct '18, 13:22) scai ♦
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