[OSM-dev] osm2pgsql for 64-bit IDs

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue May 24 10:39:30 BST 2011


On 05/24/11 11:24, Igor Brejc wrote:
> This could be a more serious issue. I guess in the history of GIS there
> has never been such a large geo database as OSM is now becoming. Maybe
> we (as the OSM community) should take a proactive stance and propose a
> new version of shapefile format that could cope with 64 bits. Yes, I
> know this is daydreaming, but shapefile format is getting old anyway.
> Something using protocol buffers could be a new way to go - easier to
> write readers and writers and taking less space, too.

I think in the free/open world, "spatiallite" is trying to be shapefile 
2.0, whereas in the ESRI world, that would be the "personal geodatabase" 
(for which, incidentally, a 64bit Linux API is announced for Mid-May).


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