[OSM-talk] Live Data - all new Data in OSM
zerebubuth at gmail.com
Wed May 13 18:07:54 BST 2009
On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 4:40 PM, andrzej zaborowski <balrogg at gmail.com> wrote:
> In a different mail you said:
>> Ian Dees wrote:
>>> OSM isn't about the geodata, it's about the data. That includes the fact
>>> that it is in the geographic domain, but it also means that we can
>>> manipulate it or store it however we want.
>> You can. On your own infrastructure.
> Except you can't right now, the dumps don't provide enough information
> to duplicate OSM database even on your own infrastructure.
they don't *yet*. brett has been working on "full" diffs, i.e: diffs
with all edits, whether they were later overridden or not. this would
allow you to fully reproduce the whole database. see
http://planet.openstreetmap.org/history/ for whats been done so far.
> I fully agree that streaming is probably a niche thing, a nice-to-have
> and not a must-have, and I have no problem if the idea is treated as a
> small priority. But dismissing it just because your imagination is too
i think if we can get the delay on the diffs down from 5 mins to under
2 mins then there's no reason why streaming can't be built on top of
the diffs and be able to support all the things people want to do with
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