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What to exactly enter for the "in" field? Let's say I want to query the data of a town called "Georgetown" in Colorado? What do I enter exactly? I've tried a bunch of combinations like "Georgetown, Colorado", but it doesn't retrieve the correct data.

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For Georgetown, Co, US use the admin level (8)

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[out:xml] [timeout:25];
(
    node["admin_level"="8"]["name"="Georgetown"];
    way["admin_level"="8"]["name"="Georgetown"];
    relation["admin_level"="8"]["name"="Georgetown"];
);
(._;>;);
out body;

Note this gets all Georgetowns - but you can filter by state as well or spatially.

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  • Thanks, how do you search by state? Sounds obvious, but key=state and value=colorado results in: Successful query, but no result.
    – bart
    Feb 22, 2022 at 2:19
  • "value=colorado" can't be valid. I suggest you to read more about the OSM data model. States are represented by the key "admin_level" and value a number and the name with the key "name".
    – etrimaille
    Feb 22, 2022 at 9:42

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