I'm trying to keep my OSM PostGIS data up to date by reading this tutorial http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Minutely_Mapnik

The time periods are minute, hour and day, but I think a daily update is too much for me. Is there a way to import monthly ? Or every 15 days?

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I haven't done this yet but I have read about it and plan to implement something in the future.

Looks like you just need to edit "replication/minute" in configuration.txt. Although it sounds like you should probably do a daily rather than a monthly because it would generate a larger change file to process.

Choose replication file interval

By default, osmosis will fetch minutely replication diffs, and at most one hours worth of them. Should you want anything else, edit the $WORKDIR_OSM/configuration.txt and change "replication/minute/" in the baseUrl to "replication/hour" or "replication/day". If you have lots to catch up, you can even set the value maxInterval=3600 higher. This controls how much data Osmosis will download in one run.

  • Ahn.. understood. Small pieces every time is better than a large piece once. What about bandwidth?
    – Magno C
    Commented Jul 7, 2016 at 15:14
  • I'm sorry, I can't surmise about bandwidth.
    – kttii
    Commented Jul 7, 2016 at 15:24
  • As far as I remember the daily update needs almost a day to process, and needs fast hard disks. Since the diffs are globally, you can not simply add a diff of your study area.
    – AndreJ
    Commented Jul 7, 2016 at 16:16

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