[OSM-dev] Max size of changeset with josm (in kb)

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Sun May 31 15:40:17 BST 2009

I already got part of the answer - 50,000 (things; nodes, lines, areas
-total) so now i want to know, what approx size (in mb, kb) is safe?
I loaded a changeset of 358 kb and it seemed happy. Would 1 meg be too much?

I know that there is a max geographical download area built in, (it's
say's "download area OK, size probably acceptable by server") but is
there a time out or an exact max file size to download? (a squak
level) (i know that i download a large area when im tracing from my
GPS Tracks.  (Victoria is about 8 megs) and so it takes a little time
to load, so i dont load that big area any more, i just open that old
Victoria file, then zoom to the area im working in, then get the
latest updates for that small area.

Also, is there an easy way i can chop the .osm file into 4 or 16 happy
geographical area chunks? Thus, smaller file sizes to deal with.

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