[Loadstone] big 2.7gb osm file

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Sat Oct 17 03:49:40 BST 2009

You're just not going to be able to convert something that big with the 
current tools. Even if you somehow did the resulting database would be huge 
and would take forever to import in to loadstone. If by some chance you got 
that to work the resulting loadstone database would probably be too big for 
loadstone to use with any degree of speed.
Why are you trying to convert pennsylvania from osm? I'm pretty sure that's 
one area covered quite well by the point share. Trying to fit an entire 
state in to loadstone just isn't going to work well if at all. You're better 
off loading data for your city or places you're likely to go. If you really 
want data for an entire state then you would want to split it in to some 
kind of logical units. Maybe all points for each city in a database or a 
database for streets and another for points or some combination like that.
Downloading all these 2 gig files is also not a nice thing to be doing to a 
free service like osm. If you need data download what's likely to work, not 
something that we know won't.

On Fri, 16 Oct 2009, Josh wrote:

> Hi,
> I went to
> http://downloads.cloudmade.com/
> I got the pennsylvania.osm.bz2 which I unzipped to a big 2.8gb .osm file. I then went back through list archives and got the python osm converter tools recently posted to this list. I then went in and increased my virtual memory to 4gb. I'm using jaws10. well I tried converting the huge file, it said parceing. and then it gave an error and aborted. I wonder if the file is just too big? Is there some way to split this osm file into smaller chunks?
> Josh
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