[OSM-dev] New OGR driver to read OpenStreetMap .osm / .pbf files

Even Rouault even.rouault at mines-paris.org
Wed Jul 11 19:08:07 BST 2012

> Osmium is a header-only library, so the extra dependency would only be there
> for people building GDAL/OGR, not people using the library. So I'd say it is
> not that bad. (And you have the dependency on spatialite now which Osmium
> wouldn't need.)

Actually, the dependency for the OSM driver is plain SQLite, not Spatialite. The
driver just uses indexing by node and way id, nothing spatial here. Although I'm
wondering if spatial indexing could improve the processing time, but I'm unsure.

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