[OSM-dev] Size difference between extracts from geofabrik and bbbike

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Jul 1 18:26:11 UTC 2014


On 07/01/2014 10:16 AM, amrit karmacharya wrote:
> I just observed that the data from bbbike is 19mb while from geofabrik
> is 25mb. Both are in osm.bz2 format. The area selected in bbbike is
> greater than the area in geofabrik, but the data size is smaller. Why is
> such a difference in data?

Compare the files and you will notice that bbbike doesn't include
"metadata" like last modified timestamp, changeset etc. - these are
usually not required for processing.


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