get OSM data with overpass turbo
prepared for: SLO GIS Users Group 19 May 2015
by Joe Larson, a map/data/tech person
overpass turbo, a web-based data filtering tool for OpenStreetMap.
"With overpass turbo you can run Overpass API queries and analyse the resulting OSM data interactively on a map.

There is an integrated Wizard which makes creating queries super easy."
powered by
integrated wizard

Let's take a look!
the easy way..use the wizard!
is there a faster way to determine all churches in an area?
another way..lookup on
How to share.
Get images or maps.
Get the data.
overpass turbo exports to fast, simple editor for map data.
overpass turbo exports to extensible editor for ​OpenStreetMap
other ways to download OSM:


-metro extracts

for large extracts I use Overpass API instead.
example: SLO Countywide buildings extract.
use cases:
mountain bike tracks GPS

building footprints Google Earth

vineyard landuse areas your .fav format
overpass turbo: a simple & great tool for extracting from OSM.
have fun


image credits:

-OSM logo
-the internet