[OSM-dev] Mobile binary protocol

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Mar 18 13:01:48 GMT 2008


> What do you think about integrating this protocol into the OSM server?

If you do not need to issue write requests to the server, then it would 
unnecessarily clog the one big bottleneck we have (the central server). 
If you can manage to download stuff from elsewhere (even if that 
elsewhere is a copy that's kept up to date through the hourly diffs), 
that's a huge relief for the central server, at very little cost for you 
(you get hour-old data instead of current - who cares).

Of course if you want to update the database then you need to use the 
central server.


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