[osmosis-dev] Osmosis use case
osm-lists at mazdermind.de
Fri Mar 26 11:39:58 GMT 2010
> I was considering downloading the “planet.osm”
> that contains the OSM XML for the entire earth and then extracting a
> subset of information from that.
I think you'd be better using the /api/0.6/map api-call:
> and then I would feed
> the extracted output into Mapnik or Osmarender? Would this be feasible
> to extract data in this fashion or would it simply be way too slow to
> consider doing. Is there any other reasonable way to do something like
> I need to do without requiring a database?
To render with the default osm-style you need an postgis database
imported from a osm xml file, as the stylesheet contains SQL queries.
But there is a relative young mapnik plugin  that directly reads in
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