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

marqqs at gmx.eu marqqs at gmx.eu
Sat Jan 12 00:15:57 GMT 2013

It really would be nice to have a file timestamp not only in XML planet files but also in PBF planet files.

There is a definition in PBF format for this information:
The field is called "osmosis_replication_timestamp".

A few weeks ago Geofabrik has started to include this file timestamp into their extracts. This is very useful if you want to update a previously downloaded planet file automatically.


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