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Find fire stations in OpenStreetMap using Overpass Turbo

My kid got a new project: find fire stations. Google Maps is not really helpful here, obviously. And searching in the OpenStreetMap web interface is also a lot of work. But Overpass Turbo is able to find all the places.

When you open the Overpass Turbo page, it starts in Rome, Italy, at the Colloseum. That’s nice, but likely not the place you are looking for. Either scroll to the area you are interested in, or use the search function.

The left side of Overpass Turbo is the input field. You draft queries in a specific language, named Overpass QL (QL). Once you hit the Run button, the right side of the window either shows you the map, or the data output.