[OSM-dev] Diff issues: minutely overwritten by later data/incompl. daily diffs

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Sun Aug 14 10:31:15 UTC 2016

On 8/14/2016 2:56 AM, mmd wrote:
> Processing daily diffs is in fact a very convenient to load 4 years
> worth of OSM data (needed for full history), rather than downloading
> more than 2 Mio. minutely diffs.

I don't know about the data issues, but I suggest you use the full 
history. Over half the data in OSM is covered by those diffs. The full 
history is available as a faster to parse PBF format, and an initial 
import is generally faster than consuming diffs.

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