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Hi

 

I need the latitude and longitude for the use in my project. I have taken the data from the open street map ( from Export XML) . Is that approach correct?? What else could be done??.

 

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The OpenStreetmap XML data is in unprojected lat/lon coordinates, so that seems to be the correct way to go.


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Thanks.Can i know what is the advantage if i store the lat and long in the catesian format?



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What exactly do you mean by that? Or to approach this from the other end, what are you trying to achieve?


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Thanks . I am working on project  in which the air pollution data such as gas values(CO,SO2,)along with the GPS coordinates are collected by the sensors which are fit in the vehicles. I need to map those coordinates to an addressable location , for this i need to create a database containing lat and long of various prominent locations and roads.

 

I have taken it from the Open Street map XML data.

 

How can i proceed with this scenario?






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