Hi, I have an commercial project where I want to connect some information with interesting points like schools, police departments, POI's, kinder gardens, medical centers etc. by given GEO coordinates for an radius of some miles. For this project I need to have worldwide the GEO coordinates of the different types of points. I have see that, this points are available in OpenStreet Map and I want to know if it's possible to download this information with the whole information and to use it for my commercial project? Is there an download are where I can choose what type of point I am interested. For example all medical centres in the world, all schools in the world etc.?

I will be very happy for some information!

Best Regards Nik

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Hi, thanks for the answers! I have see the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license it is ok! I will not sell the data or something! I will only display some additional inforation in radius of 50 km or miles to some of my properties what I am displaying on my site.

Where can I download the information and the another importand think is, how can I extract for example only the restaurants, mediacal centers, schools etc? Is there a list o all tags how can I extract the info?

Thanks Nik

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answered 13 Aug '11, 20:46

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help is not a forum for ongoing discussions, but rather it's a question/answer system ala StackOverflow. Please use the mailing lists, IRC or forums for this kind of help.

(13 Aug '11, 20:51) emacsen

For a list of tags please take a look at our wiki, everything else has already been said.

(13 Aug '11, 21:09) scai ♦

Scai, I have found the tags, but it will be great to have an example for example all schools in Berlin. Is there some example?

(13 Aug '11, 21:49) nnikolay

Just use amenity=school and the bounding box of Berlin. If the bounding box is too rough you can also use osmosis afterwards with a polygon filter. Example usages can be found on the wiki pages of XAPI and Overpass. If you have more questions it might be better to use our forum or mailing lists.

(13 Aug '11, 22:02) scai ♦

For the first question, regarding making geographically bound queries about specific attributes, you should look at XAPI, which allows you to ask for specific tags within a bounding box.

For the second part of your question:

I want to know if it's possible to download this information with the whole information and to use it for my commercial project?

I don't know what "this information with the whole information" means, but we have lots of documentation on the Wiki regarding how to use OSM data (attribution, and requirements for derived data). The best place to start is probably the Legal FAQ.

The basic answer is that OSM data is currently available under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license, and that means if you're using it with some other dataset, the entire dataset/map must be distributed under the terms of the CC-BY-SA license.

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Instead of the old XAPI one should use the new Overpass API which is more flexible and less broken.

(13 Aug '11, 19:33) scai ♦

Alex, I disagree regarding Overpass, for multiple reasons (and I do not think XAPI is broken. help isn't a place for debate, and we can discuss this on another forum.

(13 Aug '11, 19:44) emacsen

Hi, is there some example, how to get from the Overpass API or the XAPI all schools in Berlin, for example?

(13 Aug '11, 21:47) nnikolay
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