I'm planning on using OpenStreetMap data for a geocoding application, and I'm trying to determine how often I'll need to download data and import it into the geocoder.

Does anyone know how frequently the osm.pbf files are updated? I'm specifically using data for the state of Colorado in the US.

Thanks, Jen

asked 04 Dec '18, 22:19

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from which server are you planning to download them ?

(05 Dec '18, 06:26) escada

OpenStreetMap itself only provides global "planet files" in the .osm.pbf format. Regional extracts in that format are provided as a service by third parties. Update frequency of these files is, therefore, dependent on which provider you plan to get these files from.

One of the most popular providers for OSM data is Geofabrik, who also offer an .osm.pbf download for Colorado. If that's what you're using, the file will be updated daily.

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