[Loadstone] Open Street Map

Cearbhall O Meadhra cearbhall.omeadhra at idd.ie
Sun Jul 13 14:16:53 BST 2008

Dear Shane,

As you seem to be familiar with the OSM system I wonder if you can help me?

I have tried to understand how to access the OSM system and I cannot find my
way through it. I have written a conversion tool for Geonames maps to use in
Loadstone and I would have no problem making this tool pick up an OSM output
file in order to create a loadstone file. To do this, I would need to see
how to create the output from OSM.

Can you help?

All the best,
"Good design enables - Bad design disables"
Tel: 01-2864623 Mob: 087 9922227 Em: cearbhall.omeadhra at colibri.ie

-----Original Message-----
From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shane Wegner
Sent: 13 July 2008 08:41
To: Robert (Jamie) Munro
Cc: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Open Street Map

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 10:31:50PM +0100, Robert (Jamie) Munro wrote:
> I think you were looking in the wrong place. There is a facility to 
> upload and download trails that you make of roads and footpaths etc. 
> so that you can see them visual editor software and know the right 
> place to draw the map, but this is not the main database. This is a 
> side project to enable the main database to be made more easily.

I was working from planet.osm dumps.  Converted those into a PostGres
database which is what the PointShare site uses internally.  So that may not
be the way to do things and the API might provide better output, not to
mention we wouldn't have to sync the data to the PSE every osm update.

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