The Overpass API is a read-only API that offers specially selected portions of OSM map data. It is possible to visualize the selected data on the map with the Overpass API menu in BlueGIS software.

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The Overpass API is a read-only API that provides specially selected sections of OSM map data. It is possible to visualize the selected data on the map with the Overpass API menu in the BlueGIS.

Step 1: Overpass API

The overpass API panel can be accessed via the ‘Overpass API’ option in the "Data Library" on the left menu.

Filtering With Overpass API

Step 2: Overpass API Panel

Filtering With Overpass API

The layer name to be registered is entered in the Overpass API panel. The layer will appear with this name in the layer box. After naming the layer, the data requested to filter will be selected.

NOTE: Any number of filters can be added, but a bigger data size will cause failure.

The list of queries that can be applied with Overpass API is listed below.

  1. Filtering Path

    1.1. Roads

    1.2. Highways

    1.3. Bus Stops

  2. Filtering Building

    2.1. Buildings

    2.2. Cafe

    2.3. Restaurants

    2.4. Theaters

    2.5. Bank

    2.6. Markets

    2.7. Fast Food

  3. Filtering Places for Leisure Time

    3.1. Outdoor Locations

    3.2. Parks, Gardens

  4. Filtering Sports Centers

    4.1. Gyms

    4.2. Swimming pool

In the query made as an example, buildings and roads were added as filters.

Filtering With Overpass API

The filtering result is shown below.

Filtering With Overpass API

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