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Title: Some POIS for the UK
Post by: rijackson741 on May 29, 2011, 01:09:33
These also came from here:
http://downloads.cloudmade.com/ (http://downloads.cloudmade.com/)

The license for these is the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.0 License, so it is legitimate to redistribute these as long as the license terms are stated. The full terms are here:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
Title: Re: Some POIS for the UK
Post by: rijackson741 on May 31, 2011, 14:11:08
It occurred to me that I should add a warning about one category: parking. There are over 30000 entries, so if you import it you need to be very patient! I left it overnight, and in the morning I got a warning about Locus not responding, so I chose "wait", then it came back OK with all the points imported.
Title: Re: Some POIS for the UK
Post by: Menion on May 31, 2011, 14:41:20
just one suggestion. If you want, you may very speed up importing by disabling "duplicate check" in settings! It speed up import more then twice!
Title: Re: Some POIS for the UK
Post by: rijackson741 on May 31, 2011, 16:08:48
Thanks. I had missed that setting.
Title: Re: Some POIS for the UK
Post by: rijackson741 on July 04, 2011, 17:31:51
Based on the discussion here: http://http://forum.asamm.cz/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=769 I decided to split the UK parking. What I can do in this respect is very limited, but the Cloudmade site does have separate POI categories for England, Scotland, and Wales (also Northern Ireland, but I did not download that one). The only split I can do for England is a simple N-S (or E-W, but that makes little sense) so I split it on a line just south of Birmingham that does not go through the center of any major town or city. The S England category is still big, about 17000 points, but it's more manageable.

Note: when I imported it counted up through all the points OK, but then I got a FC warning (3 times in fact). Just select "wait". It will work eventually.