[OSM-legal-talk] OSM Data in a database

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Tue Aug 26 00:04:02 BST 2008


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fx5900 wrote:
> Hi guys, 
> 
>     I would like to store this map which i have taken from OSM site which
> can be seen via clicking the download link www.megaupload.com/?d=5Y58619K
> and store its information such as the names of places, road names,
> cor-ordinates etc in a database. Then create an application similar to that
> of google map(scaled down ofcourse) that queries the database  in such as
> way that if i type Great Portland Street, in a search bar the map will then
> be shown with a pointer indicating where Great Portland stree is. 
> 
> Now what i would like to know is after i have decided on what i want to
> store, how do i go about storing this. I also have POST GIS/POSTGRES db as
> well on my system and Python 2.5. Can somebody suggest a way of doing so
> thanks 

As this is the legal questions list, the answer is, yes, you can do that
no problem without breaking any laws.

For more technical information, ask in one of the other lists, but to
get you started, look at:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Name_finder
and
http://svn.openstreetmap.org/sites/namefinder/

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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