Is it possible to retrieve osm data by using overpass api, for a specific boundary area? I have a custom area in poly format (can change it to geojson) and I would like to retrieve the ways edited by specific users.

Is it possible to find the same as above, by other means?

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    Have you tried this wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_API/… ?
    – Nil
    Feb 23, 2021 at 20:25
  • @Nil Thank you, I will have a look. At first look there is a restriction to use with for nodes only. "The only restriction is that polygons can only be used as borders for nodes. Please use one of the various recurse statements to get ways and relations from it." Feb 24, 2021 at 4:33
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    wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_API/… is the current documentation, the previously posted link is outdated! There's no restriction to use poly alongside ways or relations.
    – mmd
    Feb 26, 2021 at 20:40


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