[OSM-dev] bulk_import.pl

Roland Olbricht roland.olbricht at gmx.de
Mon Dec 15 09:22:23 GMT 2008


>   Import sizes seem to be to large to use JOSM, so we have to do bulk_imports. Reading some Wiki pages I could not find out how to install the pearl script. Trying it on Win XP or Ubuntu I had no chance to get it running.
>   Has omeone a 5 step tip how to get it running?

The following had worked for me although it takes six steps :)

1. Boot Ubuntu

2. Ensure you have installed Subversion and XML::Writer. Run

sudo apt-get install subversion libxml-writer-perl

3. Get a large piece of the source code from the OSM SVN. Run

svn co http://svn.openstreetmap.org/applications/utils/

4. Change into the directory where bulk_upload.pl is located

cd utils/import/bulk_import/

5. Make a _dry-run_ of bulk-import.pl first, where the value after -i
is the filename of the OSM change data, e.g.

bulk_upload.pl -n -ff -a http://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.5/ -i ~/projekte/osm/Some_Filename.osc

6. If this works fine, upload the data and *do not interrupt the process*.
Error messages are part of normal operation; the script will resolve
these issues without human intervention. Interrupting the script might
end up in uploading the data accidently twice.

bulk_upload.pl -ff -a http://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.5/ -i ~/projekte/osm/Some_Filename.osm

Feel free to ask again if any errors remain. Please report then any error


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