My understanding is that geofabrik keeps a copy of the OSM database. I don't 
know what tools they use to keep that database in sync with OSM and
what exactly is done to create the extracts. Osmupdate is a tool which allows 
to update an extract with the diffs. You probably don't get exactly the same 
but for many purposes it works fine.


Von: Ajay Singh1 <>
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 30. Mai 2019 09:21
An: Gerd Petermann
Betreff: Re: [OSM-dev] Sync time in OSM file

Thanks, Gerd. That was helpful.
This OSMupdate keep my local copy in sync with OSM file services, e.g.<>. but these file services will themselves take 
one day to update them with changes done in<>. Am I right?

On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 12:41 PM Gerd Petermann 
<<>> wrote:
I think the pbf extracts from geofabrik are typically updated once per day. If 
you want to keep such an extract up to date you should look at the
diffs, see also

Not sure what is meant with "Allow for review", I assume it is a tag that is 
set in the changeset.
This tag means that other mappers should review your change, it has no 
influence on the sync time, and AFAIK there is no guarantee that this review 
will ever happen.


Von: Ajay Singh1 via dev <<>>
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 30. Mai 2019 08:44
Betreff: [OSM-dev] Sync time in OSM file

Hi Team,

I've added few roads via<><> manually. 
I wanted to know how much time does it take to reflect this change into India's 
PBF file. I use to download the 

Also, what is the difference in sync time when I choose "Allow for review" 
after I add a new road?

Ajay Singh

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