[OSM-dev] Filename extensions for OSM files

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue May 10 19:26:44 BST 2011


Jochen Topf wrote:
> As we are starting to use the full history dumps more and defining a PBF
> version for them, the question of the filename extenstions (suffixes) used for
> the different kinds of OSM files came up.
> Currently the following extensions are used for OSM files in XML format:
> .osm  -- for normal OSM files
> .osc  -- for "diff" OSM files
> The full history dumps on planet.openstreetmap.org also use the .osm extension.

In addition, .osc can be a "replication diff" (that contains all 
intermediate versions, and thus possibly multiple versions of the same), 
or it can be a plain diff that only pictures the difference between two 

> Opinions? Ideas?

While you're at it, why not define a set of MIME types to go along.


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