I want to get the locations of all the police stations in India. There is definitely some data which is present in the OpenStreetMap which I am able to crawl. However, there are about 15,579 police stations in the country and only about 4000 are present in the osm bulk data.

How can I get the data of all the other police stations?

Any kind of procedure even including manual effort will suffice.

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    When you have the data, consider uploading it to OpenStreetMap
    – babel
    Commented Dec 16, 2020 at 6:19
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    hi - welcome. do you have a source for "15,579 police stations in the country"?
    – philshem
    Commented Dec 16, 2020 at 10:21
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    Have you looked in Geonames? You need featureCode=S.PP and countryCode=IN. Unfortunately there's no online search of this granularity so you need to grep through a dump file. Commented Dec 18, 2020 at 18:37
  • Another API you could explore is the Google Places but you'll almost certainly need to pay due to the volume of queries you will make?
    – Hornbydd
    Commented Dec 19, 2020 at 2:38

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I'll put the OSM queries here as an answer, although the person asking the question has stated that OSM doesn't have nearly all entries.

There are two main keywords to query:

https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/11f0 (without country-filter or bounding box)

Loaded – nodes: 13505, ways: 1516, relations: 16

Displayed – pois: 3530, lines: 1, polygons: 1472

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// gather results
  // query part for: “police=*”
  // query part for: “amenity=police”
// print results
out body;
out skel qt;

filter overpass-turbo by country

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