[OSM-dev] OSMChangeset support

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Sun Apr 5 23:14:51 BST 2009

Hi all,

One of the last things I wanted to add was 'native' update support for 
database to database transactions. Currently known as OSMChangeset; the 
attachment is what I import into the database and the following file 
generates it.


For Monet it is extremely fast less than 15mins to push it through. I 
realise that the pgsql people need some horizontal merging, but the tool 
might inspire some more people. What is also pretty unique, is that the 
tool actually takes care of references that cannot exists anymore when a 
changeset contains deletes.

As can be seen in the example I first delete the actual deletes from the 
way_nds and relation_members tables. After that the temporary table with 
delete ids is added with the modified ids. They all get deleted, and 
reinserted like a normal planet import.

There are still come catches, but this makes my life much easier and 
might other toolmakers to take a different approach in updating.

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