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Hi, apologies if this is a silly question.

I want to use the API for a school project to get some map data overlayed with satellite images. My GIS data is in UTM format and I was wondering if I can do the API call (left, right, up, down) with that instead of longitude and latitude?

Thanks for any pointers, or general resources you could share. I've never used OSM before but I'm excited to learn.

asked 07 Oct '21, 14:26

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No, OSM & Overpass only understand WGS lat/lon.

The slightly more complex answer is that if you are using QGIS you can query OSM data with the QuickOSM plugin which talks to overpass & can set the bounds to your current canvas. (I've just checked this with a project in EPSG:27700).

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answered 07 Oct '21, 19:47

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Thank you very much for the answer!

(08 Oct '21, 05:13) oliver

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