[OSM-dev] osm2pgsql output possible to work with Java XAPI?

Stefan Keller sfkeller at gmail.com
Tue May 31 07:12:05 BST 2011

Hi Ian

2011/5/31 Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com>:
> Bottom line: if you want to output OSM data use osmosis pgsnapshot schema
> and if you want to render use osm2pgsql schema.
> They currently aren't compatible.

I would'nt mind using osmosis pgsnapshot schema.
But this has one major drawback:
It does'nt output polygons AFAIK(*)!

Yours, Stefan

P.S. And I know from own pains (OSM-in-a-box) how difficult OSM makes
it for programmers to detect polygons... :->

> On May 30, 2011 4:23 PM, "Stefan Keller" <sfkeller at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 2011/5/30 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On 05/30/11 17:19, Peter Körner wrote:
>> ...
>>>> Wouldn't it be more logical to trick the rendering system to use the
>>>> pgsnapshot tables?
>>> I think that all depends on what you want to do with your system. A
>>> rendering system that uses pgsnapshot tables will almost certainly be
>>> slower
>>> than one that uses the osm2pgsql schema, and likely unsuitable for live
>>> rendering; but if you only need it for batch processing then that's
>>> certainly an option.
>> ...
>>> Another possibility would be modifying the JXAPI code to work on
>>> osm2pgsql-style slim mode tables, with the limitations that entails.
>>> Thing
>>> is that the slim mode tables don't normally have geo indexes which would
>>> have to change then.
>> We're not targeting a rendering system but OSM web services which
>> deliver OSM data in geospatial formats (incl. point, linestring and
>> polygon).
>> We're using heavily the hstore option and recently tried the slim mode
>> (with varying success) because of out-of-memory problems:
>> osm2pgsql --create --slim --database gisdb --prefix osm --style
>> /usr/local/share/osm2pgsql/default.style --username ifs
>> --hstore-all switerland.osm.bz2
>> I think that the resulting tables could serve both worlds: the spatial
>> (osm_line,osm_point,osm_polygon,osm_roads,osm_ways) and the osm world
>> (osm_nodes,osm_rels,osm_ways). But I'm still open to any solutions
>> based other tools as long as they output e.g. polygons. :->
>> That's why I thought that by configuring default.style one could
>> "tweak" the output so that it could serve the JXAPI (perhaps with some
>> additional views)?
>> Yours, Stefan
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