I am trying to get a custom polygon for a list of locations. To get the polygon for each item first I need to find each items OSM Relation ID using the searchbox in the https://www.openstreetmap.org and then run that OSM Relation ID through the tool http://polygons.openstreetmap.fr/. That tool will then generate a polygon to the size I am looking for: http://polygons.openstreetmap.fr/get_poly.py?id=1216769&params=0.005000-0.002000-0.002000

I would like to query through the OSM Relation database and automatically generate the polygon with the given polygon parameters for each OSM Relation ID retrieved from the query.

Is there a way to automate this process? Where can I find the database that contains the OSM Relation ID and its properties ? Is there an offline tool to convert the OSM Relation ID to my size polygon?

For example: I would like to get the polygon for Miami. To get it I would have to first search the OSM Relation ID of Miami which is 1216769. Then I would use the following link with the id: http://polygons.openstreetmap.fr/get_poly.py?id=1216769&params=0.005000-0.002000-0.002000

asked 07 Dec '18, 15:47

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edited 07 Dec '18, 16:04

Alternatively, you could use https://wambachers-osm.website/boundaries/ to download polygons for administrative boundaries.

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answered 09 Dec '18, 07:14

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This is extremely helpful, I can use this as a workaround for now. My only issue with this tool in particular is that I cannot modify the level of detail generated by the export.

(13 Dec '18, 16:55) the_alamo
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