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I have the project to mapping all school in my region (City and Region), need to download all elementary/secondary schools in all kinds of authority - public, private. I am a beginner with OpenStreetMap, please advise and thank you very much!

asked 13 Oct '20, 18:12

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What do you need to download? Just name and street address? Or geo-location of the school's centroid?

(13 Oct '20, 19:30) TZorn

Your examples appear to look for "node" data items only. Schools are more often mapped as ways or relations than as single points, so you need to look for all these data types. This example finds several schools in Airdrie: https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/Z2O

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answered 15 Oct '20, 11:37

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First you need to get the area to search within. Then ensure your searching for all types (NWR means Nodes,Ways,Relations) Output to both centre-points & perimeter boundaries so they can all be viewed when zoomed out.

out center;
out geom;


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answered 15 Oct '20, 13:48

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I can give you a hint. There must be a way to do what you need in https://overpass-turbo.eu/

Good luck.


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answered 14 Oct '20, 04:55

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Thank you very much, I got it but it seems not all school have been captured in the "bbox".

(14 Oct '20, 15:49) schoolgis

Post a link with your routine (Share tab)

(14 Oct '20, 19:42) DaveF

https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/Z1N https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/Z1S

There is no data showing in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. Thank you very much!

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answered 14 Oct '20, 20:29

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