[Loadstone] Updated OSM Converter

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Sat Aug 1 00:10:51 BST 2009

Hi all,

The introduction of the MySQL engine for the off-line OSM converter caused 
some UTF8 issues. These have been resolved. A new extracting module has 
been added which takes care of .osm files over 100 MB. The module has been 
tested on a 1 GB file and took 35 minutes to produce a LS database with 82 
thousand points (55 thousand intersections and 27 thousand POI's). Bigger 
databases causes the program to slow down notably, so let's leave it at 
that. Results may differ depending on system configuration. The latest 
version of the OSM converter can be retrieved from:
(direct download, 87 KB).
It would be interesting to know how accurate this OSM data is on Loadstone, 
so any feedback is welcome.


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