[OSM-talk] New OpenStreetMap iPhone Editor - Mapzen POI Collector
steve at asklater.com
Mon Dec 7 16:51:45 GMT 2009
On Dec 7, 2009, at 7:16 AM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Nick, Oleg,
> thank you for answering.
> I'm quite surprised that you are working directly from the API. Nick writes:
>> The server is actually quite responsive for POIs - maybe its because
>> node queries are faster than way queries and because the bboxes are
>> generally very small (equal to a few tiles).
> I can imagine that the server is responsive enough if you query for a
> simple POI, or a number of them. But to the best of my knowledge, the
> 0.6 API has no call that lets you retrieve only nodes in a certain bbox.
> So do you initially do a slow "give me everything in this bbox" call and
> simply discard ways and relations?
I guess so, I've not looked at the code, but even then it only lets you do that when you're zoomed all the way to z17 or something, so there are very few other things to return.
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