[OSM-dev] Binary Format, Performance, osm2pbf

VeaaC FDIRCT veaac.fdirct at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 15:35:18 BST 2010

> And once we take into account that if we manage to build pbf2osm into
> processing tools like osm2pgsql (which I hear Stefan is working on), that
> will get rid of XML parsing, things will again improve considerably.

The new format is definitely worth the trouble to integrate into the
tool-chain. Parsing .pbf files is much faster than parsing XML. I used
the same OSM file for Bavaria and imported it in MoNav:

osm.bz2: 178s
osm.pbf: 15s


Christian Vetter

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