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I'm trying to download data for a "way", but the individual nodes only have a 'ref' tag - not 'lat' or 'lon'. If I click on the individual node it will display the lat/lon data, but how do I download the entire "way" in such a manner that it includes this data and can be converted into gpx, kml, etc? It really feels like there is something obvious I'm missing... Thanks!

asked 19 Apr '23, 18:32

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This is normal. What you see in an XML way object is not nodes, but references to nodes; you will have to look them up to find the coordinates. If you use the "full" modifier on an API query, e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/way/123/full then the nodes are present in the response.

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answered 19 Apr '23, 20:58

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