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Could someone explain me differences between OSM Rails Port [1] and building it's own OSM Server [2]?

I would like to develop an Indoor/Outdoor navigating system based on OSM. So I need to add OSM buildings descriptions to the database in order to insure indoor/outdoor routing continuity.

What do you think about extending OSM to indoor mapping?


[1] Rails Port
[2] Own OSM Server

asked 12 Apr '11, 14:40

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The Rails Port is the currently used implemenation of the API. Editors talk to it using a REST-like protocoll with a XML description of the raw map data.

The blog post on "building your own OSM Server", cover the creation of a server that renders and servers PNGs files created from the raw map data.

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answered 12 Apr '11, 14:50

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Thanks for your answer!

I have installed the Rails Port and populated the DB thanks to osmosis. I am not sure to understand why, if I edit the map on my server, I don't see ways and nodes as when I edit the map on

(12 Apr '11, 16:41) AudreyC

Does the answer here help? I'm guessing a bit here, obviously.

(12 Aug '15, 16:55) SomeoneElse ♦

@SomeoneElse, that topic remains unanswered, do you know how to address this issue?

(09 Jul '19, 18:35) carlosguedes

Alas no...

(09 Jul '19, 19:06) SomeoneElse ♦

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