[Loadstone] Open Street Map

Cearbhall O Meadhra cearbhall.omeadhra at idd.ie
Wed Jul 16 21:53:30 BST 2008

Dear Robert,

Thanks for the comprehensive reply. I think you have opened up the whole
thing just as I was hoping! 

I want to familiarise myself with the OSM service in all its aspects. I
particularly want to see how it outputs mapping data.

As far as I can see, it focuses on graphical output for its data. Is this

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

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[mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Robert (Jamie)
Sent: 16 July 2008 17:04
To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Open Street Map

Cearbhall O Meadhra wrote:
> Dear Shane,
> As you seem to be familiar with the OSM system I wonder if you can help
> 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.
There are many ways to access information from Open Street Map. The entire
database is available here:
along with weekly, daily, hourly and minute by minute diff files that allow
you to keep up to date with the latest changes using a program called

Alternatively, you can fetch a small area from the database directly or you
can use a service called OSMXapi which provides server side filtering of
information, and the ability to download larger areas.

What exactly do you want to do?

Robert (Jamie) Munro

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