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I can't seem to find a polygon for the city of Brisbane, Australia. I can only find a Point. Is there another name i should be searching for? ie. city, municipality.

I've searched for "Brisbane, Australia", "Brisbane City, Australia", "Brisbane Municipality, Australia", "Brisbane Region, Australia"... I'm looking for a polygon that circles the city of Brisbane. Similar to what comes up when you search for "Greater Melbourne, Australia" (place_id=156135873) or "Sydney, Australia" (place_id=156208530)‌​. It needs to come from OpenStreetMap.

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    Can you give more information about what you've searched for and why the results aren't good enough. Are you just after OpenStreetMap data for Brisbane, or will any polygon data for Brisbane do. – nmtoken Aug 12 '16 at 18:08
  • I've searched for "Brisbane, Australia", "Brisbane City, Australia", "Brisbane Municipality, Australia", "Brisbane Region, Australia"... I'm looking for a polygon that circles the city of Brisbane. Similar to what comes up when you search for "Greater Melbourne, Australia" (place_id=156135873) or "Sydney, Australia" (place_id=156208530). It needs to come from OpenStreetMaps... – D Prince Aug 12 '16 at 18:20
  • There is kml/xml file here results.ecq.qld.gov.au/profiles/xml/… includes Moreton Island source results.ecq.qld.gov.au/interactive_maps/… save it and will open in Google Earth (or QGIS) – Mapperz Aug 12 '16 at 18:21
  • That's perfect. However i've setup the nominatim server and its not on there. That is where i need to get it from... – D Prince Aug 12 '16 at 18:32
  • Brisbane City Council advocates open data so I think you would be better asking this on the Open Data Stack Exchange. – PolyGeo Aug 13 '16 at 2:17
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You can look up the administrative borders in OSM at https://osm.wno-edv-service.de/boundaries/. Just expand the tree view in the left panel. Brisbane seems to be still missing.

You get from OpenStreetMap servers only that what other people have uploaded there.

If noone has drawn a polygon with the extact borders, it will not be in the database.

Keep in mind that only licence-compliant data is allowed to be entered into the OSM database. If the city keeps some kind of copyright or mystery on its border, it can not be inserted.

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