OpenStreetMap

Generating a Planet PBF

Posted by iandees on 23 December 2010 in English (English)

After some discussion on #osm IRC, I started running the following command:

curl -L http://planet.openstreetmap.org/planet-latest.osm.bz2 | bzcat | osmosis --read-xml file=/dev/stdin --write-pbf file=planet-latest.pbf

After 15 minutes or so I have a 1GB (and growing) .pbf planet file. I'll probably generate these weekly and put them somewhere with a quick network connection. Stay tuned if you're interested in a planet-wide .pbf.

Comment from asciiphil on 23 December 2010 at 16:35

Might I suggest using BitTorrent to distribute them? I'm pleased so far with the torrents over at http://osm-torrent.torres.voyager.hr/ .

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