[OSM-dev] Planet in PBF?

Emilie Laffray emilie.laffray at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 11:50:10 GMT 2010


On 15 November 2010 09:49, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2010/11/15 Peter Körner <osm-lists at mazdermind.de>:
> > Am 14.11.2010 11:54, schrieb Stefan de Konink:
> >>
> >> Is it possible to generate them and be placed on
> >> planet.openstreetmap.org <http://planet.openstreetmap.org>?
> >
> > I'd like to vote for that, too, if the server is able to produce both
> > versions. I wouldn't want to see the xml.bz2 version dropped.
>
>
> please don't drop the osm.bz2 (xml) version in the near future, there
> is a lot of people relying on it, and geofabrik already announced that
> they might drop their version of osm.bz2 (pointing out that there
> would still be the planet).
>

If we were to drop the osm.bz2 file, we will give ample warnings and long in
advance. In addition, I strongly believe that the XML OSM file format is a
good exchange format so I don't see it disappearing. The usage of the pbf
and XML format are not the same.

Emily Laffray
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