[OSM-dev] Request for Windows support

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at gmail.com
Sun May 18 20:32:33 BST 2008


Please always include the list in your replies. I don't know anything
about windows and don't use it. I'd suggest trying the wiki, or
perhaps someone else here knows?

On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 7:59 PM, Fire Girl <firegirl at amorous.com> wrote:
> this is excellent news, I didn't know it was possible to read the packed
> file :) that is great.
>
> but, could you show me, or do you know of a reliable and good Windows parser
> program that can do just that, .... read the packed file, then display a map
> segement based on values i input? possibly create a graphical image file? :)
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Martijn van Oosterhout"
> To: "Fire Girl"
> Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] Request for Windows support
> Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 12:44:14 +0200
>
>
> 2008/5/18 Fire Girl :
>> Hi! :-) I have been having some degree of difficulty pulling data in from
>> a
>> planet file. I would like to get the data in a usable format that is open
>> for interpretation. But I want to do this on a Windows XP machine. Can
>> someone point me to a good tutorial file or explain which toolsets I
>> should
>> download to accomplish this feat? :-) Thank you so much, kindly, FireG.
>
> You need bzip2 to unpack the file, though apparently 7zip can read it
> also. However, it is not recommended to unpack the files since they're
> HUGE unpacked (>80GB).
>
> The question is what you want with the data once its unpacked. Most
> programs in OSM can read the compressed files directly. It's is also
> advisable to pick an extract of the world that covers the area you're
> interested in.
>
> Have a nice day,
>
>
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