I am new to QGIS but I need to create a JSON file with skatepark name and lat long.

I have tried to use quickOSM plugin for QGIS with the tag leisure=pitch and sport=skateboard but it ends up giving me all parks, when i need skateparks only. Some are labeled "extreme sports area" or "skatepark".

How do I make a query that could solve this problem?

  • Do I understand you correctly that you are using some public available dataset? If so, can you give us a link - then it may be easier to help you. If not - can you post a couple of examples of features you did and did not expect to get from the query? Commented Nov 5, 2021 at 8:02
  • babel advice worked, using overpass gave me the results i needed, strangely not quickOSM.
    – zezima
    Commented Nov 5, 2021 at 15:37

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Use Overpass Turbo web interface, zoom to your region of interest, click Wizard and enter this string: sport:skate or sport:extreme.

Using double points : instead of equal symbol =, it uses wildcards (thus finding variants like skate or skateboard). The wizard automatically converts the string to a valid overpass query when you click create and run query.

You can directly export the results als JSON file by clicking Export on the upper left.

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  • this gave me a good result, thank you! also, i tried using this query in quickOSM, and it did not give me the same results, showing skateboard shops and not parks. Thats something i need to filter out. Also, when using quickOSM i have an option to uncheck multipolygons. Is there a way to have the results show points only instead of polygons in overpass turbo?
    – zezima
    Commented Nov 5, 2021 at 14:32
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    See on the left side of the screenshot: you have in fact three queries: for nodes (points), ways (lines) and relations. You could just run it for nodes. Or even better (as I'm not 100% sure that results will be the same) download all, open in QGIS and just save the point layer and discard the other ones.
    – Babel
    Commented Nov 5, 2021 at 14:53
  • this works. many thanks.
    – zezima
    Commented Nov 5, 2021 at 15:35

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