The project is currently at an early stage of development and it will be some time before any generally usable software is released.
However, if you have the skills of a developer, a tester and/or a technical writer, and you are interested in researching the best ways to use the OpenStreetMap data in a spatially enabled PostgreSQL database—and you are prepared to spend time sharing your experience with others—then you have come to the right place. (Wow tough requirements huh?)
This website will grow and evolve as the project matures. Please keep coming back for updates!
Trying out the alphas
Are you eager to learn how to use free open source software for geographic information systems? You can start already using and experimenting with all the components listed below.
- Prepare one or more host machines for the database and geographic services.
- Prepare your PostgreSQL database and configure it with PostGIS.
- Set up your GeoServer and connect it to a PostGIS data source.
- Create a web page with the OpenLayers widget to display data from your GeoServer.
- Install Java 6 JDK also on the machine where you plan to run OSM2PostGIS. Include the PostgreSQL JDBC4 driver and the PostGIS JDBC extension.
- Get a small excerpt of OSM data for your testing. (Don't start with the full planet!)
Then see if you can get the latest release of OSM2PostGIS to work. Please send your feedback about all the steps you needed to take. Your input is much appreciated and it will be used to make better documentation.