php simpleXML :parsing an osm-file and storing the output to mysql

I am new to PHP’s SimpleXML.

The original version of this question was derived from here: OSM Data parsing to get the nodes with child

I am thankful that hakre offered a great example in the comments that makes a overwhelming starting point for my project. Below I have added my own answer to the question, how to refine the code to ad more tags.

I want to filter the data to get the nodes with special category. Here is sample of the OSM data I want to get the whole schools within an area. The first script runs well - but now I want to refine the search and add more tags. I want to store all into MySQL.

So we need to make some XML parsing with PHP:

The following is a little OSM Overpass API example with PHP SimpleXM

 * OSM Overpass API with PHP SimpleXML / XPath
 * PHP Version: 5.4 - Can be back-ported to 5.3 by using 5.3 Array-Syntax (not PHP 5.4's square brackets)

// 1.) Query an OSM Overpass API Endpoint

$query = 'node

$context = stream_context_create('http' => 
    'method'  => 'POST',
    'header' => 'Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded'],
    'content' => 'data=' . urlencode($query),

# please do not stress this service, this example is for demonstration purposes only.
$endpoint = '';
$start = microtime(true);

$result = simplexml_load_file($endpoint);
printf("Query returned %2\$d node(s) and took %1\$.5f seconds.

", microtime(true) - $start, count($result->node));

// 2.) Work with the XML Result

# get all school nodes with xpath
$xpath = '//node[tag[@k = "amenity" and @v = "school"]]';
$schools = $result->xpath($xpath);
printf("%d School(s) found:
", count($schools));
foreach ($schools as $index => $school)
    # Get the name of the school (if any), again with xpath
    list($name) = $school->xpath('tag@k = "name"]/@v') + '(unnamed)'];
    printf("#%02d: ID:%' -10s  %s,%s]  %s
", $index, $school'id'], $school'lat'], $school'lon'], $name);


how to get more out of it… at least the adress and the website

where to add those tags in the request`?

in this line:

list($name) = $school->xpath('tag@k = "name"]/@v') + '(unnamed)'];

in advance i thank you for any and all help