Hi all, I am just beginning with development with OSM data. There are a few queries which, if clarified, will help:
To begin with, where do I find the detailed API usage document? I came across this endpoint - https://nominatim.openstreetmap.org in a stackoverflow thread, but I’m not able to find it in the https://www.openstreetmap.org/ main homepage or any link to the docs either. Where do I find such endpoint examples documented?
Is there a way to figure out how popular a particular place is through OSM data? If it doesn’t come out of the box, could anyone provide an algorithm (with the relevant API endpoints please - I’m not able to find any documented example), that can be used to measure the popularity of a place? For instance, we can use the number of Google reviews as a measure if we use GMaps data. So, for instance if there are more than 10k reviews then the place can be assumed to be a significant popular place.
Again an endpoint question - How to find the POIs of a state or region (Another way of asking what’s the correct endpoint and api :D)? For example I want to know if there’s an equivalent endpoint for the GMaps endpoint - ‘https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/place/textsearch/json?query=points+of+interest+in+bangalore&sensor=true&key=<YOUR_API_KEY>’, which provides the POIs of Bangalore.
That’s pretty much all for now.