[OSM-talk] Why isn't any XAPI server available ?

MP singularita at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 17:47:51 GMT 2011


> More XAPI servers running on good hardware is the only realistic 
> solution.

 Well, there could perhaps be another solution, like running your own 
 XAPI server - the minutely diffs are usually less than 100Kb, so the 
 required bandwidth to download from planet.openstreetmap.org would be 
 less than 2 Kb/second in average.

 But the question is - how large would be the planet database on disk 
 (how large would it get once you import the planet dump)

 I guess the database would be in order of tens of gigabytes, probably 
 over 100 GB ...

 And how much memory you need on the machine to run some reasonable 
 queries (if 4 GiB works for main XAPI server, would it be usable on 
 machine with only 1 GiB of memory?)

 Martin



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