I would like to extract all surface parking spots in germany as nodes from osm. Gladly I have found overpass-turbo.eu, but unfortunately it is not working for my purpose... Either the server is too busy or I get a timeout. My request is:

This has been generated by the overpass-turbo wizard.
The original search was:
“parking=surface in germany”
// fetch area “germany” to search in
// gather results
  // query part for: “parking=surface”
// print results
out body;
out skel qt;

Am I doing something wrong?

  • 1
    what happens if you try a smaller area?
    – Ian Turton
    Sep 4, 2017 at 13:01
  • it is still not working for geocodeArea:bavaria or geocodeArea:cologne
    – Numpi
    Sep 4, 2017 at 13:05
  • 1
    Your timeout value is way too high, that's almost 6 days! In any case try a really small area first (e.g. Saarland) to check if results are what you're looking for. I doubt that's the case with your current query.
    – mmd
    Sep 4, 2017 at 13:24
  • Maybe you should look into osmfilter on a Geofabrik extract,
    – AndreJ
    Sep 4, 2017 at 15:24
  • 3
    The bigger issue is that many amenity=parking are mapped as way, so for Germany, you're missing out on 327695 ways, see: taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/amenity=parking
    – mmd
    Sep 4, 2017 at 15:38

1 Answer 1


It worked with the following code


// gather results

// print results
out body;

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