[OSM-dev] Planet file date unclear at planet.osm.org

sly (sylvain letuffe) liste at letuffe.org
Fri Jan 11 13:02:58 GMT 2013


For those who use the planet from planet.osm.org and apply diffs afterward, 
pay attention to the generation date of the planet.

Here :

It says "latest" with a file generation date of 05-Jan-2013 05:08 but it isn't 
exactly clear when is the latest object in that file (or if there is, I'm not 
aware of the trick)

To check the date of the latest object (beside parsing the whole file) you can 
go to  http://planet.osm.org/planet/2013/ and check the file's name date, then 
take some margin *before* to take your diff import sequence number.

ps: on a side note, I heard there was ongoing work to provide a file's 
timestamp in the pbf file itselft, is that operationnal ? or planned to be ?

sly (sylvain letuffe)

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