[OSM-dev] shortest streets

Peter Körner osm-lists at mazdermind.de
Thu Sep 17 19:12:58 BST 2009

yummy goop schrieb:
> Thank you for your thoughtful suggestions.  I'm a n00b, so I'm not sure 
> if I have to setup my own instance of the database to run this query or, 
> if not, where I should go next.  Any additional suggestions or direction 
> would be appreciated.

To run such queries you'll need a PostGIS database and feed a 
planet-dump into it. The Planet-Dump is about 6 GB compressed XML and 
the postgis DB will be around 65 GBs.

Instructions can be found at
  http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:Mapnik (german but much more
   detailed, you may want to use your favorite translation tool)


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