OSMnx - Retrieve Point of Interest (POI) data -functionalities
osmnx is an open source Python project and one of the core libraries in Python for retrieving and working with OpenStreetMap data.
osmnx lets you download geospatial data from OpenStreetMap and model, project, visualize, and analyze real-world street networks and any other geospatial geometries. I contributed to
osmnx by adding features to extract Point of Interest data from the OpenStreetMap data. Since these contributions (in 2018), the library has evolved and there is a new API design to fetch geometries of any type with specific tags.
You can read more about
osmnx from the documentation of the library. The latest documentation to download OSM geometric entities (such as POIs) with
osmnx.geometries -module can be read from here.
I contributed to
osmnx by adding
pois_from_polygon() functionalities (+ some internal mechanisms to make this happen) that allowed to retrieve Point of Interest data from OSM into a
- Pull Request #146 adding this feature.
- Related issue #116