[OSM-dev] Announcing the immediate availability of the Open Source Routing Machine

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 14:17:12 BST 2010


On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 7:53 AM, Dennis Luxen <dennis.luxen at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Can you give a little more dev specific meat to your posts in future,
> > like what is the format data needs to be in for this app to use it, ie
> > does it use postgis data the same as mapnik etc?
>
> Thanks for the feedback. The main input format are the standard .osm
> files of xml formatted data. The README.TXT that comes along with the
> source explains the steps how to run your own.
>
> The README does not seem to describe support for updating existing data
with new data as time goes on. Are you expecting weekly updates occur by
re-importing a planet file?

Also, you warn the user against using the planet.osm as it takes lots of CPU
time. Have you tried? How much CPU, memory, etc.? How long did it take?
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