[gdal-dev] Basic OpenStreetMap driver with ReadOSM?

Rahkonen Jukka Jukka.Rahkonen at mmmtike.fi
Sat Jul 7 04:45:28 PDT 2012

Even Rouault wrote:

>> Parsing relations must be pretty
>> difficult, at least with polygons and therefore I was thinking that by
>> using the ReadOSM library the responsibility about doing it right could be
>> left to ReadOSM developer.

> My understanding of the ReadOSM API is that it is "just" a low level API that
> exposes the raw OSM structure to applications wanting to use it. It will not
> build geometries for example. For ways, it will report an array of node ids,
> which you have to fetch by other means to build the corresponding linestring.

You are probably right. I downloaded source code from https://www.gaia-gis.it/fossil/spatialite-tools/index and it looks to me that spatialite_map_c has code for building geometries. I cannot compile anything myself but once new version of spatialite tools are available as Windows binaries I will have a try. 


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