[OSM-dev] Choking on the full-planet file

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 18:12:44 GMT 2011


On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 12:07 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:

> Has anyone done much work with the OSM full-planet file? If so, can
> you give me some hints? The file is just big enough to make life
> miserable.
>
> What I'm trying to do is look at changes to the USGS GNIS data in OSM.
> I want to convert node data for the US (probably just the lower 48
> states) into a format that I can work on in ArcGIS. I want to have
> access to historical data.


Not directly related to your question, but keep in mind that a lot of people
(myself included) have been copying the GNIS metadata tags from nodes to
polygons in situations where it makes sense.
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