- a data ressource to use :: API and first steps

hi @all

first of all: many thanks for bringing healthsites to the world: this is just outstanding and great!

i work for an organization that contributes to volunteering opportunities especially in the field of education and medicine (hospital, clinic etc. etx). peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism - in general - is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the the engagement of a single volunteer. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens: And last but not least: and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.

regarding healthsites this is the most important link:

Means there is an API to get the data from with a personal API key …: note: with this - i should be able to put the data on a website

  • e.g. to a mapping plugins of wordpress. there some of them working with openStreetmap.

they are equipped with a whole lot of top notch and very advanced features so we do not need to manually embedded map.
In addition to single or multiple locations, interactive map plugins provide:

– were able to add – Custom icons and markers
– Animations
– Filter and search options
– Clusterization
– Zooming and panning
– pinning the map to a block
– using the data that comes shipped with the map.

question: can we run and apply the data from the Open data collaboration in wordpres

regarding the options:

Supporting objectives

Our objective is to publish accessible health sites data to OpenStreetMap that is accurate and complete
Accessible data
People must be able to access accurate health care information in their area through a spatial lookup must be interoperable with other systems
The data is available from a link on the web site
The data is available under an open license (ODBL)
The data is available for download in accessible formats like .csv, shp, kml etc.
The data is available through an API uses the OpenStreetMap data infrastructure to store the data

**Exporter**: Organizations wishing to download data will be able to do this in accessible formats such as GEOJSON, SHP, CSV

**API**: Developers wishing to include data in their application will be able to make use of the API and associated documentation to do so.

**Synchronise with OpenStreetMap (OSM)**: The data curated on will be sychronised with OpenStreetMap. The Healthsites data curation process will improve the quality of health care location data and feed this impoved data back into OpenStreetMap. This will be the healthsite value add to the health location data lifecycle.

according the following page

Data Extracts
Data extracts per country are available on, which can be found by going to the map page and browsing the country list on the left panel. Clicking on the name of any country listed will show a dashboard for that country which includes a link for downloading the associated data as a shapefile.

Humanitarian Data Exchange
Health facility data can be downloaded from the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) platform. Healthsites is registered as the Global Healthsites Mapping Project and hosts country datasets for health facilities, which can be downloaded as a GeoJSON, CSV and/or Shapefile.

Export Tool
The Export Tool is another platform where health facility data can be easily downloaded. Developed by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, the Export Tool is an open service that creates customised extracts of up-to-date OpenStreetMap data in various file formats, including GeoPackage (.gpkg), Garmin (.img), Google Earth (.kml), OSM (.pbf), MAPS.ME (.mwm), OsmAnd (.obf) and MBTiles (.mbtiles).

the main question is: does your prgramm be able to integrate with the healthsites API.

  • Does it integrate with the Open Layers engine?
  • will i be able to custom markers, allow for filter and for zooming and so on?
  • do i need to add a own data-set via an import?

look forward to hear from you


**update: **

btw: when trying to get the data from overpass-turbo i get somewhat full set of POI data

[out:csv(::id,::type,"name","addr:postcode","addr:city","addr:street","addr:housenumber","website"," contact:email=*")][timeout:600];


( node(area.a)[amenity=hospital];




see the results:

or to take a second example - france eg…

if you look here - this is much much more incomplete!/locality/node/4777740642

no complete adress - no website etc. etx.

conclusio: should i stick to a request with - is this more appropiate?!