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Extracting Geospatial Data with the OverPass API

Extracting Geospatial Data with the OverPass API

This session will be offered via NYU Zoom:    https://nyu.zoom.us/j/93225646767

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Related LibGuide: Geographic Information Systems by Taylor Hixson

Date:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time:
12:00am - 1:00am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Campus:
Remote
Audience:
  Students, faculty, staff and community members.  
Categories:
  Data Services classes  
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Description: This session will provide an introduction to querying and extracting geospatial data from OpenStreetMap with the Overpass API. The hands-on session will use the Overpass Turbo web interface to introduce attendees to the OpenStreetMap data types and writing basic API calls.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn to decipher various types of geospatial data available for extraction from OpenStreetMap
  • Develop the ability to run the Overpass API in a web-based interface
  • Establish awareness of limitations with the Overpass API and OpenStreetMap data

Additional training materials: Document with further learning and informational resources
Prerequisite: None. Attendees may want to create a free OpenStreetMap account. There is no API key needed.

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