[OSM-dev] Release candidate for OSM binary format is in osmosis trunk.
frederik at remote.org
Tue Sep 21 23:20:32 BST 2010
Kai Krueger wrote:
> Not sure if I am interpreting this right, but are you suggesting to stop
> offering the daily xml extracts?
> If yes, then I think someone else needs to
> step up and replace them,
Easy to do - just download the .osm.pbf and run
osmosis --read-bin country.osm.pbf --write-xml country.osm
> as they are quite an important part of using
> OpenStreetMap and definately not ready to be retired for some new binary
> format (even though the new format sounds quite appealing)
My guess is that 95% of people who use these files process them either
with osmosis, or mkgmap, or osm2pgsql. Osmosis already supports the
format; mkgmap either already does so or will do soon, and I'll take
care of osm2pgsql before I drop the .osm.bz2 distribution unless someone
beats me to it. The remaining 5% will have to install osmosis and run
the above conversion, and the conversion will in all likelihood take
*less* time than bunzipping the .osm.bz2.
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