The question it's self explanatory, but I pretend to use the data to try to avoid querying a geolocation service all the time a new location needs gps coordinate data.

asked 20 Jan '11, 11:03

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I would really not recommend rolling your own geocoding service, but there is a weekly dump of OSM GPS data: Planet.OSM.

However, I would say querying a geocoding service is still your best shot. There are some downsides, but it's probably nothing compared to rolling your own.


answered 20 Jan '11, 12:45

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Thank you stefanw, I think I understand the downsides you mention, to clarify the data is intended to be used in a data warehouse environment hence performance is a very big concern. Although I appreciate your opinion if you think there is a better alternative.

(20 Jan '11, 13:13) rsilva4
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