[OSM-dev] New tool to generate incremental planet.osm updates (planetdiff/planetpatch)
artem at mapnik.org
Fri Apr 6 13:46:37 BST 2007
This is very cool! I think we should start publish diff files
straight away . Steve ?
On 6 Apr 2007, at 12:34, Jon Burgess wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've developed a diff/patch tool for handling planet.osm dump files.
> This allows an incremental diff to be generated between 2 planet.osm
> dumps. This diff file can then be applied on top of the old planet.osm
> to generate the new one.
> If we published these diff files on planet.openstreetmap.org then it
> could make the downloads to obtain a new planet.osm dump much
> smaller. I
> think the typical weekly diff file is in the order of 5MB to 10MB when
> bz2 compressed.
> The usage summary is:
> Patch creation:
> $ planetdiff planet-070307.osm.bz2 planet-070321.osm.bz2 > delta.xml
> Applying a patch:
> $ planetpatch planet-070307.osm.bz2 delta.xml > planet-070321a.osm
> The tool is in SVN under utils/planetdiff/...
> See the SVN readme.txt for further details or
> dev mailing list
> dev at openstreetmap.org
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