[OSM-dev] Release candidate for OSM binary format is in osmosis trunk.

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 14:47:33 BST 2010

On 22 September 2010 22:37, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> How long does it take to just make a compressed psql binary dump?

This is why XML is used, it's database independent, there is apps like
navit and mkgmap that use their own format, further more the psql
binary dump may not include all the information if it's only being
used for tile rendering, although some people want the full file, and
those that don't would be forced to filter it some how for just the
information they require.

In this case binary dumps occur anyway (osm.bz2) but it makes more
sense to have an OSM specific format to reduce overhead and speed up

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