[OSM-dev] road data in zoom levels

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 12:14:57 GMT 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Patrik Sjöberg <patrik.sjoberg at bth.se>wrote:

> Hi!
> What would be the best way to get data for ways at a specific zoom
> level? I would like all roads visible on zoom 5 for instance, possibly
> with lower resolution (fewer nodes per way). I'm guessing something
> like http://www.informationfreeway.org/api/0.5/way[highway=*]<http://www.informationfreeway.org/api/0.5/way%5Bhighway=*%5D>but the
> API's only seem suitable for quite small boxes.

The extended API might be what you are looking for:

> We're also trying to import the planet file to our own copy of the
> database with osmosis. We have some quite new 8-core Mac Pro's here
> for development but osmosis 0.30 is compiled with java version that
> does not seem to be available on osx yet so we are trying on some old
> server instead. Would osmosis benefit enough from multicores that it
> would be strongly recommended to dedicate a Mac Pro (by booting in
> windows) for the parsing? Do you have any feeling of how long the
> import will take? We experimented with some simple ruby and sqlite and
> calculated the time required to like 3 months ^^
> Patrik Sjöberg
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