[OSM-dev] Mirroring OpenStreetMap

Nic Roets nroets at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 18:07:14 GMT 2010

Hello Ian,

I have done the sums, but the rendered map it is BIG ! Furthermore, it does
not contain everything. (Nightclubs was just recently mentioned on talk) and
it does not allow searching or routing.

You are much better off with something like Navit, or my program, Gosmore,
which is currently "under maintenance".

The new version of Gosmore will have multipolygon support, 3D rendering and
a few other nice features.


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 7:45 PM, Ian Monroe <imonroe at kde.org> wrote:

> I'm going to talk tomorrow with the director of WiderNet, which has an
> eGranary Digital Library project that mirrors websites on to hard
> disks and sends them to schools and hospitals in the developing world
> (mainly Africa) which have slow or no Internet. So currently the
> eGranary is 2 terabytes containing Wikipedia, opencourseware, books
> etc. My thought was that OpenStreetMap would be a great addition to
> it. And OSM really has more to offer Africa then anywhere else due to
> lack of commercial maps on the web.
> I volunteered to perhaps implement this because I have the technical
> skills in general to be able to set it up, but not because I know much
> about OSM technology in particular. :) I'm finding the resources on
> rendering a bit hard to get into.
> Right now the important question is the feasibility. How big is a
> fully rendered OpenStreetMap? Or would it make more sense to render
> on-the-fly?
> Thanks,
> Ian Monroe
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