[OSM-dev] on-disk indexing of geodata

Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-gis-osm-dev at silbe.org
Fri Oct 17 11:22:06 BST 2008

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 11:30:07AM +0200, Marcus Wolschon wrote:

> Do you have any Idea how such an index can be constructed, given that
> * the indexed dataset is mutable
> * At no time can the complete index be loaded into memory (e.g. for
>   rebuilding the index).
Unfortunately not. I suppose once you're dealing with non-constant data, 
looking at a ready-made database implementation is worth a try. Most of 
the overhead of usual databases will probably come from having to 
support updates.

CU Sascha

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