[OSM-dev] Not-so-useless facts about OSM data...

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Wed Mar 29 14:15:47 BST 2006

* @ 29/03/06 11:27:56 AM erjohan at gmail.com wrote:
> On 3/28/06, nick at hogweed.org <nick at hogweed.org> wrote:
> > Just tried requesting *all* OSM data in the box bounded by 51N, 52N, 1W and
> > the Greenwich Meridian, an area which includes most of London as well as the
> > original Freemap data near Petersfield.
> >
> > Surprisingly, it all comes to only 6MB and only just over 1MB when gzipped,
> > i.e. small enough to fit on a floppy disc. It makes the prospect of caching
> > XML on client sites such as Freemap seem more feasible than I thought...

Anything that hits the api for every non-mutating hit a client sees is
harmful. I foget the exact phrase. Tom?

> I think Steve mentioned that there were 1 GB of data in the DB total,

2 Gb now...

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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