I am a enjoying the use of OSM when i am online, but i was wondering if I can use the service offline. I will be travelling from New York to Miami and would love to have a streetmap on my EEEPC with WinXP (I use Kubuntu at work but I am still fond of many things that are easier with Windows ).
I already downloaded a osm file on my external disk for the state of New York, but JOSM tells me the file cannot be loaded because only 64 MB are reserved for JOSM. With Mercatoor the file will be loaded, but at whole - that means 3 GB in Working memory and takes ages to open.
With which tool can I query an OSM file only on certain extracts or make such large maps easily visible?
I was thinking about installing little-OSM but it seems that only Linux is supported …
Both JOSM and Merkaator don’t seem like the best solution for loading an entire US state just to look at it. Unless you want to also be able to edit the data I suggest you look at one of the routeplanners to guide you during your trip. Gosmore is certainly capable of handling the amount of data and I guess Pyroute would too. You can find more about these in the wiki. Also look at the routing wiki page, tons of interesting stuff there.
BTW: You can load more data into a JAVA application like JOSM by starting it with a special commandline option. E.g. the following command will give 1GB to JOSM:
Thanks Lambertus for your reply. Unfortunately Gosmore will not install properly on WinXP. I downloaded http://nroets.openhost.dk/gosmore.zip. After extracting and starting gosmore.exe an alert shows up “cannot read gosmore.pak - you can (re)build it from the planet file”. I looked up that phrase but couldn’t find any further advice.
Gosmore is installed properly, you just need to build a database for it from OSM data (the PAK file is it’s database). What you need to do is to download the OSM data (or extract it from a planet file) for the area that you’re interested in and convert the OSM data using ‘gosmore rebuild’. If this area is an entire US state then I suggest you go here, there are readymade state extracts available.
So let’s try something else: do you have a linux machine somewhere? Perhaps you can create the database file there and copy it to Windows. As long as both versions are 32bit or both are 64bit and use the same endianness then that might work.
Alternatively, you can also have a look at any of the other routing applications on the page that I mentioned before or even Kosmos.