[OSM-dev] Need special data extracts
Marco Lechner - FOSSGIS e.V.
marco.lechner at fossgis.de
Sun Feb 21 18:05:27 GMT 2010
Because of you "Gruß", I guess you are speaking german. Try:
Tim Teulings schrieb:
> For a Open Source project idea of mine I need vector data (with a good
> enough resolution to display a country on screen, so no high resolution
> stuff) for
> * Continent borders (earth shape)
> * Country borders (together with country name)
> * Country capitals with position and name
> * Big (well known) cities
> * Selected POIs
> (a little bit more as you would see on a wall map of the world)
> Searching the web I found natural earth data, which offers most of this, but
> since I would like to use OpenStreetMap data and in fact it in another
> project already used it I would like to get my data from OSM if possible.
> However while it seems like the data is there, I have not yet found a more
> convinient way than downloading a planet.osm and do some (heavy, heavy)
> postprocessing (Postgres, coastline... :-/). As you might image this is more
> than inconvinient (I likely need to by a new hard disk for this and have a
> talk with my provider first ;-)).
> Are there existing exports that already contain above data and are much
> smaller than planet.osm? Is there another (simple) way to get parts of above
> I do not have a problem with sticking the different information together
> from different sources, I'm also a programmer, I already have a *.osm
> scanner and can postprocess data to further filter out. I can also downstrip
> data to reduce resolution, but planet.osm is just too heavy for this (for
> I would appreciate any help, hint or link.
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