[Loadstone] OSM converter changes

Jacob Kruger jacobk at iburst.co.za
Tue Aug 19 10:33:00 BST 2008

Sorry, do we still use the same direct link to the OSM website where we then 
click on the export link to get the data, or do we need to change any values 
therein to expand the area?


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...Fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob Melchers" <rob at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 12:54 PM
Subject: [Loadstone] OSM converter changes

> Hi all,
> A few changes have been made to the OpenStreetMap Converter:
> - The area as retrieved via the GeoCoder tool has been increased. This
> results in a bit longer download time from the OSM website and  longer
> processing time on the Loadstone GPS server while converting the 
> downloaded
> file. Still the whole process shouldn't take more than 3 minutes and you
> get more points.
> - The converter now allows for selection of intersections only and whether
> to include the POI's.
> - The POI's are extended with churches and shops and now have names that
> include the type as well as the additional data if available in OSM.
> Please let us know if this causes any problems.
> Rob
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