[OSM-dev] Unsigned 32 bit node numbers in applications

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Sun Feb 21 14:14:58 UTC 2016

Ilya Zverev wrote:
> As http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/64-bit_Identifiers 
> states, most applications have switched to 64-bit ids. 
> Among the exceptions seems to be OSRM (unsigned ints).

OSRM has supported 64-bit ids since last November:

That said, for memory-intensive applications such as OSRM, the switch to
64-bit ids can imply a massive increase in memory consumption. When working
with extracts (either thematic or geographic), it may prove wiser to filter
the data first; renumber ids into a 32-bit space, using osmium-renumber or
similar; and then run a 32-bit version of the software.


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