[OSM-dev] Question Regarding Libosmium

Tim Teulings tim at framstag.com
Sun Jun 10 12:22:50 UTC 2018

Hello everybody,

> Libosmium is not what you are looking for here. There are way too many
> things you'd have to implement yourself on top of libosmium. Have a look
> at https://github.com/Framstag/libosmscout , maybe that's something for
> you.

Right. Libosmscout gives offers you most of the functionality to 
implement an offline application that make either use of map drawing, 
routing or location lookups (or all). Above functionality was always 
possible because of the database-like design that allows queries-like 
requests. Since recently there is also a special API for exactly this 

And also Jochen is right: Do not try to work on advanced functionalities 
like this by starting with an export file and code the rest yourself. 
Things will look easy at the start, but the more you work on it, the 
more you fill your TODO list with basic stuff. Use existing (framework) 
code for this.


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