[OSM-talk] Actually using OpenStreetMap - how to get vector data

spaetz osm at sspaeth.de
Tue Jul 29 08:19:12 BST 2008


On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 07:07:11PM +0200, Igor Brejc wrote:
> The problem is fetching the data - the only viable option I see is using 
> OSMXAPI, but its server is overwhelmed and will limit the download size 
> in the future (from what I read on this list). Using planet dumps seems 
> to me a bit too unfriendly from the end-user perspective - they would 
> have to download quite a large quantity of data.
> 
> I have the similar problem with providing map data to users of Kosmos. 
> Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

OSMXAPI is only limited by the number of servers we can run it on. If people donate a server (requirements weren't that bad), there could be more OSMXAPI instances running.

spaetz




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