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QGIS 2.0 uses overpass to query osm data. I want to make customized queries like only buildings or only roads or both. And i only want the geometry so i'll go for skel mode in overpass. I may also need to set the timeout options for large data.

How can i make these custom queries from qgis?

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In case of someone is looking for this answer nowadays, you can use the QuickOSM plugin from the repository.

The QuickOSM plugin

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Unfortunately, I think that it's not possible to make specific query from qgis. Maybe you can use overpass turbo which allows you to export data in many formats .

the author tyr_asd wrote an article about exports form overpass turbo : link

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