[OSM-talk] Is Xapi working?

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Wed Jun 10 07:59:35 BST 2009


On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 10:26 PM, Roland Olbricht <roland.olbricht at gmx.de>wrote:

>
> > is there any other way to get OSM data without going to the main server?
> > there are no other caches, right?
>
> There is a whole ecosystem of servers providing OSM data
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Planet.osm
>
> There are a couple of sources for excerpts or diff files listed on this
> page.
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/ROMA
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/TRAPI
>
> These two services are optimised for queries to make a map of the data.
> They
> are intended to be only some minutes behind the main server but don't offer
> all the tags. So you should not use the data for further editing.
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/XAPI
>
> This is the well known alternative to the main API. It's also intended to
> be
> only minutes behind the main server. It has an extended API with still a
> concise syntax. The data is usable for editing. The only tag that is
> filtered
> out is "created_by" - this tag can safely be ignored.
>

Correction.  XAPI does provide the created_by tag.  It also provides the
version attribute.
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