[OSM-dev] visible-Flag in PBF

Christian Vetter veaac.fdirct at gmail.com
Sat May 7 19:25:49 BST 2011


On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 5:46 AM, Scott Crosby <scott at sacrosby.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 9:24 PM, Christian Vetter <veaac.fdirct at gmail.com> wrote:
>> With regard to LZMA: I have some C++ code lying around to compress /
>> decompress LZMA... I can test how much it would affect file size /
>> decoding speed.
> Cool. You don't need a full-fledged PBF reader&writer to test it. Just
> enough to parse out blobs and write blobs.

I quickly hacked it into MoNav's importer and tested it on the extract
of Germany. I used maximum compression ( dictionary size == blob size

size of zlib blobs: 849MB
size of lzma blobs: 762MB
time spent decoding zlib blobs: 6.986 s
time spent decoding lzma blobs: 49.078 s

We can reduce the size a bit by using lzma ( ~10% ) and adding it
isn't much work ( about 10 lines of code for encoding / decoding ).
However, it doesn't seem worth it, considering that it makes parsing
slower. Increasing the block size would most likely not increase the
compression: I tested compressing all uncompressed blobs at once using
a 64MB dictionary and the size only decreased to 728MB


Christian Vetter

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