[OSM-dev] osmtools first release

Hendrik Siedelmann hendrik.siedelmann at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 27 16:40:15 BST 2008

Perhaps I should have mentioned that only nodes without tags are
completely ignored in the database. Nodes that contain tags will
remain in the database.
Also a point is saved as two 32bit unsigned integer, which means a id
takes as much space as a  point. And two 32bit numbers can also be
interpreted as a singel 64bit Id.

Ok now I think i've flooded the list enough with mails.

2008/4/27 Hendrik Siedelmann <hendrik.siedelmann at googlemail.com>:
> 2008/4/27 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:
> >  > Instead ways directly consist of a
>  >  > number of points. This should speed up for example rendering to svg or
>  >  > routing by a huge amount.
>  >
>  >  For routing, it is important to know whether two ways meet at a
>  >  junction or whether they just pass over or under each other. This
>  >  topology requirement is solved by our nodes. If you drop nodes ("the
>  >  completely redundand id<->point assignment is removed"), how do you
>  >  suggest a routing engine should build its routing graph then?
>  Nodes can still be identified by their lat/lon coordinates. As nodes
>  are not duplicated in the database this is possible. And routing still
>  needs to find which ways reference a node, so routing from one way to
>  another is still complicated. On the other hand checking if another
>  way uses the same points is fast on a spatial database (I will at some
>  time provide funktions provide routing)

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