Looking for Roundabouts in OSM

Roundabouts are handled interestingly in OSM: They can be both nodes or ways and represented as points, lines or polygons.

And this is how they can be downloaded for a specific area:

> wget http://open.mapquestapi.com/xapi/api/0.6/node%5Bhighway=mini_roundabout%5D%5Bbbox=15.86,47.95,16.88,48.70%5D
> wget http://open.mapquestapi.com/xapi/api/0.6/way%5Bjunction=roundabout%5D%5Bbbox=15.86,47.95,16.88,48.70%5D

Note: Not all XAPI servers are available all of the time. Check this site if the server is down: OSM Wiki – Xapi.

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3 comments
    • grr – code got kinda mangled^ but I think we get the point :) Isn’t Overpass ‘more current’ than open.mapquest.api?

      • Thanks. Yes, Overpass seems to be kind of a successor of XAPI.

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