I have this query for overpass turbo ,

.w map_to_area->.e;
.e out center tags;

This quer returns node like this:

  "type": "area",
  "id": 3610255555,
  "tags": {
    "admin_level": "6",
    "boundary": "administrative",
    "name": "Եղեգնաձոր",
    "name:de": "Jeghegnadsor",
    "name:en": "Yeghegnadzor",
    "name:hy": "Եղեգնաձոր",
    "name:it": "Jeghegnadzoras",
    "name:ja": "イェゲグナゾル",
    "name:pl": "Jeghegnadzor",
    "name:ru": "Ехегнадзор",
    "name:uk": "Єгеґнадзор",
    "place": "town",
    "population": "7944",
    "type": "boundary",
    "wikidata": "Q39538",
    "wikipedia": "hy:Եղեգնաձոր"

How can I get lat and lng of this area or the center of area ?

1 Answer 1


"Areas" is an Overpass API internal artifact, which is not suitable to calculate a center point for. Instead you want to determine the center using out center; for both ways and relations:

out center;
  • but this query will return 2 points on the map, 1 relation and 1 way ibb.co/q1QZS6S @mmd Commented Mar 30, 2023 at 16:46
  • That’s totally expected if the same town has been mapped as both way and relation. It’s a data issue. You need to deal with this in your post processing step.
    – mmd
    Commented Mar 31, 2023 at 4:50

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