[OSM-dev] Diff files - Best Approach?

brendan barrett shogunz0r at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 20:45:39 GMT 2009

Thanks Steve, that's useful information.


On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:39 PM, Steve Hill <steve at nexusuk.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, brendan barrett wrote:
>> 1. What's the difference between these two diff approaches?
> Not sure - I've always used the daily/hourly/minutely ones. :)
>> 2. Is there a best practice approach to keeping in sync?
> For OpenPisteMap, I write an updater script:
> http://subversion.nexusuk.org/projects/openpistemap/trunk/scripts/updater.py
> (you'll need to hack the paths in the script as appropriate).
> It basically tries to keep the local database in sync with the OSM server by
> grabbing the deltas each minute, but it also tries to be smart with whether
> it downloads the daily, hourly or minutely deltas based on how far behind
> you are.
>> FYI: I am not using any OSM tools to do the import, i'm writing my own
>> import code (i'm in a .Net environment, and I find it better for my
>> understanding if I do this myself). I can figure out how the files
>> work, I just need to know the high level stuff.
> Well, my updater script may not directly be that useful to you then (it uses
> osm2pgsql), but it might be a handy reference.  I don't claim it is
> necessarilly a "best practice" implementation, but I have tried to be
> sensible with the number of requests it makes to the OSM server.
>  - Steve
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