Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2014


OSM data in MySQL

All the world in a few large tables

So far the main workhorse database for OpenStreeMap data was PostgreSQL/PostGIS. With the GIS improvements in latest MySQL and MariaDB releases, especially having true spatial relationship functions instead of just max bounding rectangle (MBR) based ones, have become viable alternatives though. This talk is going to present the most important improvements, a MySQL backend for the osm2pgsql importer tool, and some sample applications including performance comparisons.


Hartmut Holzgraefe