[Talk-GB] Maxspeed tagging for the UK

Kai Krueger kakrueger at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 02:02:17 BST 2011


Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> 
> Peter Miller wrote:
> > There is also the difficulty of identifying which country you are in
> 
> Nominatim seems to manage. :)
> 

I am sure you have seen the resources that nominatim requires to do this
identifying. If I am not mistaken it takes nominatim several weeks to do the
indexing on quite a powerful server.

So yes it is possible, but for a lot of applications it is not feasible. It
is so much of a pain, that MapQuest have just released  pre-indexed version
of Nominatim as they think people don't have the resources to run their own
Nominatim instance due to those indexing requirements.

Adding a DE: or GB: in front of the maxspeed word, makes the process close
to no more complicated for the mapper and can be huge help to application
writers. (Instead of having to do a hugely resource intense spatial lookup,
a simple lookup table would suffice)

Kai


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