I attempted to follow the blog but am afraid i got stuck on the command line stuff
I have a file of Europe which i converted to .OSM using osmconvert (190 gigs)
The file is located in C:\My Documents\Downloads\Europe.osm
The database i wish to load the information into is testDB where my other tables are located
All I wish to do is get the street names countries and towns out of the osm and into the database so i can compare my 500 or so addresses to it ande get a rough idea where these places are.
As an alternative, I tried using a utility called OSM2SHP which converts the OSM to a shapefile but the shape file appears to be too large for it (I think, the memory usage went through the roof and the disk accesses went up to 100% but this varied form 98% to 100% for both fields, i left it run for 3 hours) as it said not responding. The aim was then to use import feature in postgresql to import the shape file
Again thank you for your help, this is becoming remarkably frustrating