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For simple geocoding purposes I want to extract all cities from a single country of openstreetmap.

They only queries I want to do are:

  • ZipCode -> (List of) BoundingBox of City/Village
  • City/Villagename -> (List of) Boundingbox of City/Village

I'm not interested in streetnames, rivers etc. Is this possible using osmfilter. Can anyone point me towards the tags of the data i'm looking for?

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You must be looking for the place tag http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Place and boundary http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:boundary.

You can use nominatim service http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim for geocoding as well.

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