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Hey all, new here and non-technical and tasked with getting a dataset for roughly 10,000 POIs in the biggest global cities (NYC, London, LA, Tokyo, Paris, etc). Biased towards areas like public landmarks like townsquares, urban parks, statues, etc. The data should consist of a lat/long at minimum.

Any suggestions for how to get this / similar in the easiest way?

asked 06 Sep '22, 20:24

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I don't think there is a completely non-technical way. You'll have to learn a bit.

You'll have to identify all tags you are interested in, e. g. like and then to query them.

You might get the data from but you'll have to adopt their query language to

  1. get cities by size
  2. list nodes, ways or relations with these tags within the boundaries of the cities by providing all tags of POIs you are interested in.

The easiest way to adopt the query language is from examples on

It will be actually a pretty straightforward query, there are similar ones among the examples, but I understand the language might be intimidating on the first look. Trying to understand the similar examples first might help. Or if you can ask a programmer, he will be able do it within an hour.

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answered 14 Sep '22, 09:32

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edited 14 Sep '22, 17:25

Thank you for this! Do you know where I could find someone / a service to hire that would be able to search a set of provided cities and find a set of points of interests (ex: all interesting points within Central Park) with their lat/longs?

(16 Nov '22, 17:28) cway

@cway: I'd recommend to contact Geofabrik or Thomas Skowron (the latter once developed a poi search api) for your task. You'll find those two and more providers on this (uncurated) list:

(17 Nov '22, 12:22) Spiekerooger

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