Rust binding and wrapper around the excellent libosmium c++ library.
This crate was started out of necessity for a larger project. Therefore, it won’t get much attention unless I need another feature or find a bug. But feel free to contribute.
What it does
This crate exposes libosmium’s osm object classes (i.e.
Handler interface to read those from a file (currently only
Since libosmium has its own memory management, all objects are only exposed via references. So most of the types on rust’s side are empty enums which can’t be instantiated.
To expose these c++ classes’ methods, this crate uses a small c++ shim (namely
which reexports them as un-mangled functions taking pointers.
Methods whose behaviour is trivial enough are simply implemented directly in rust to avoid unnecessary boilerplate.
This package builds libosmium and therefore needs its dependencies.
Install for debian:
apt install build-essential libboost-dev libprotozero-dev zlib1g-dev
Install for arch:
pacman -Sy cmake make boost-libs protozero zlib
Where to start
As stated above this crate is for reading osm objects from a file. Therefore, you should start with the Handler trait which does exactly that.