[OSM-dev] Q regarding export by RoadMap

Nic Roets nroets at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 22:20:19 BST 2010

Hello Danny,

The Api/0.6 is used by editor software like JOSM because it always has
the most up-to-date data. That quality does come at a price though: A
big Xeon server with 32GB of RAM and many discs. I'm not sysadmin, but
I suspect they are starting to clamp down on non-editors using this
valuable resource.

There are however a large number of alternatives to the api: XAPI and
TRAPI servers will give near real-time data. Cloudmade & Geofabrik
offer. You can even make your own extracts using tools like osmosis
and bboxSplit on a weekly or even daily basis.

On Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 10:50 PM, Danny Backx <danny.backx at scarlet.be> wrote:
> Hi,
> The buildmap tool from the roadmap project
> (http://sf.net/projects/roadmap) accesses OSM to download map info, via
> queries like
> www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/map?bbox=5.053710,52.163085,5.097655,52.207030
> It often gets "HTTP/1.1 509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded" replies.
> My basic question is how to respond to that. Are there alternate
> servers ? Is there suggested behaviour for applications that try to
> download map info this way ?
> Thanks,
>        Danny
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