[Talk-us] California is too big ;)

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Nov 6 08:38:05 UTC 2018


on the Geofabrik download server, we usually split up countries into
sub-regions once their single .osm.pbf has gone over a certain size. The
aim is to make it easy for people to work with data just for their
region, even on lower-spec hardware where it might be difficult to
handle huge files.

Every once in a while I check the list of not-yet-split countries and
split up the largest of them. The current top of the list is

1. Netherlands
2. California
3. Indonesia
4. Spain
5. Czech Republic
6. Brazil
7. Ontario
8. Norway
9. Austria
10. India

Hence the next country I'll split up is the Netherlands, but after that,
for the first time ever, a second-level entity (California) will be
larger than all not-yet-split countries.

So I wonder:

1. is there already a site where someone interested in only a subset of
California can download current data and potentially also daily diffs?

2. is there a demand for this?

3. what would be a sensible way to split California - in 58 counties, or
maybe just go with SoCal and NorCal for now?


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