[OSM-talk] Planet Dump

Keith Sharp kms at passback.co.uk
Fri Mar 9 09:16:37 GMT 2007

On Fri, 2007-03-09 at 09:08 +0000, Nick Whitelegg wrote:
> On Friday 09 Mar 2007 08:23, Ray Booysen wrote:
> > Apologies if this has been brought up before.
> >
> > Is it possible to start generating SQL dumps of the same dataset as the
> > planet.osm file?  For me, its easier to download an SQL dump and run
> > against a server after an export than it would be to parse the XML.  I'm
> > sure we can create it, but not sure on the logistics.
> >
> > Any comments?
> >
> > Regards
> > Ray
> I would very much support this too - specifically the PostGIS dump which I 
> believe is generated weekly anyhow. I've now managed to get the 
> postgis/mapnik setup working successfully on my own server - and the only 
> thing that stops me generating it from planet is the memory requirements of 
> the osm2pgsql utility which my server can't handle :-)

I was about to try setting up PostGIS + Planet + Mapnik on my home
system, how much memory does osm2pgsql need?

I would second Raphaëls suggestion that two dumps be made available: the
full planet file as at present and a file containing the delta since the
previous planet dump.


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