[talk-au] Extracting Map data for Australian cities

John Smith delta_foxtrot at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 31 03:06:24 BST 2009

--- On Thu, 30/7/09, Kamran Shafi <kamran.shafi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Also, any idea on how decoding of addresses to
> coordinates is done at the moment with OSM maps? I noticed
> there are lots of unknowns and missing information in the
> way nodes.

You would be best off converting OSM data into a binary format similar to what navit does, navit is written in C not java. The entire OSM file for Australia is about 1.3G of data uncompressed, navit gets it down to 41M.


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