GPS application (was: Request for help: Would like community applications to show anddiscuss at LinuxWorld)
tilman at baumann.name
Wed Jul 30 16:03:28 CEST 2008
Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Jay Vaughan <jayv at synth.net> wrote:
>> So I hope you come up with good data for India. I always wanted to
>> have a map of the entire world available in my pocket, so maybe we get
>> closer and closer to that .. ;)
> planet.osm.bz2 is 4.2 gigs now, but that's why there are 8 gig microSD
> cards I guess. :-) Of course being unindexed XML you don't have time
> to parse and render that much data.
That can easyle be compressed to much smaller size for mapping/routing
The osm xml format is very redundant and verbose. I would call it a
export format not a usable data format for embedded apps.
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