I'm using QGIS 3.22.0 Bialowieza. I have an osm-building-Layer. I would like to transform the single buildings into a settlement area as you can see in the image.settlementarea

In the image you can see the buildungs (yellow as a layer), in the background you can see a basemap. In the basemap the settlement area as a whole is shown (in grey). I thought by merging the building-layer I could get a settlement area, but obviously this didnt work. Is there a way to solve this?


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In QGIS [3.26 used]

Zoom to Area of Interest Load the Quick OSM tool

go to Query in the tool

use the code

This has been generated by the overpass-turbo wizard.
The original search was:
“landuse=residential ”
// gather results
  // query part for: “landuse=residential”
// print results
out body;
out skel qt;

The query will create a temporary virtual layer OSMQuery

Right Click to save to a format you need.

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