[talk-ph] A look at how the various Geofabrik OSM files are made

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 14:57:00 GMT 2010

Here's the blog post: http://blog.geofabrik.de/?p=75

How is this relevant? Maning's automated and almost-daily process of
creating the osmphil Garmin maps gets the Philippine data from
Geofabrik's servers.

This is the reason why your edits may take around 2 days to make it on
the latest Garmin map. Your edits for the day will be compiled into
the daily planet and diff files on planet.openstreetmap.org which
takes some time. And then the diff file will be downloaded to
Geofabrik and then take around 6 hours before the Philippine extract
will be made. And then Maning's cron job downloads the extract and
then runs it through mkgmap to produce the Garmin files. :-)

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