[OSM-dev] Cutting the planet into tiles

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 14:26:34 GMT 2008

You could do it the easy way:

wget http://osmxapi.hypercube.telascience.org/api/0.5/*[bbox=1,50,2,51]


On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 11:18 PM, Ben Supnik <bsupnik at xsquawkbox.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> Andras and I were looking at cutting the OSM planet file into 1x1 degree
> tiles (including at least enough nodes outside the tile to correctly
> "chop" a way at the tile boundary).
> I think I have an algorithm that can do this in four passes over the
> planet file on a 32-bit machine, using perhaps 2-3 GB of RAM.
> Before I go forward...am I reinventing the wheel?  I know that osmosis
> can do this kind of thing, but my understanding is that it extracts a
> finite number of "streams" from the data...we actually want to take all
> of the data and split it into 64800 parts.
> If no one has something like this and I can get it working, I'll post
> the code somewhere. :-)
> cheers
> Ben
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