There's this Multipolygon that exists and I want to get the land area it covers so I can calculate surface area.


I have my query https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/1zEV for getting all surface parking nearby, but it won't include this multipolygon and I can't seem to find a way to output this the same way I can get ways. Is this even possible?

  • Not exactly sure what you mean by "as a way". Both the OSM API and Overpass API can return something like api.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/relation/12620768/full - is this what you expected? Please clarify what exactly you're looking for.
    – mmd
    Aug 31, 2023 at 21:53
  • I had a general misunderstanding of how relations and ways worked. What I was really asking was how to get the relation alongside the ways in the resulting response, so I could calculate surface area of these parking lots. I'll edit my question to better clarify this Aug 31, 2023 at 22:19

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Discovered I was able to handle this by changing way to wr to get ways and relations, which suffices to calculate land area.


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