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[mkgmap-dev] Different routing results using osm vs osm.pbf

From Scott Crosby scrosby at cs.rice.edu on Tue Oct 19 22:22:18 BST 2010

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Steve Ratcliffe <steve at parabola.me.uk>wrote:

> > Should the pbf format only be used as input for the splitter?
> > Or is the splitter not needed anymore as we move onto osm.pbf??
> Well mkgmap can now read .pbf, but it doesn't do any splitting, so if
> the file is large enough you still need to split it. Splitter will have
> to produce .pbf output (which it doesn't yet?) for the mkgmap support to
> be particularly useful.

There's a branch in the splitter repository that supports reading pbf files,
along with significant improvements in scalability and performance, but it
still generates *.osm.gz files for output.

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