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I´m trying to import several Ways and Nodes from the OSM. But i dont want to get the Ways as a way with different nodes, only the middle of the way.

In my case, all ways are an area (Parks, Parking etc.) and i only need one point - the middle of the area. I could calculate this after the request, but maybe theres a more elegant way?

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You have to add the option center after the out param :

overpass-api.de/api/interpreter?data=[out:json];(way(45.305,4.183,45.525,4.582)[leisure=playground]);out center;

You now should have a centre for each way element :

"center": {
    "lat": 45.4221048,
    "lon": 4.4259259
}

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