[OSM-dev] Installing the Rails port.
jburgess777 at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 11 16:21:42 BST 2008
On Fri, 2008-07-11 at 15:50 +0100, Steve Hill wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Jul 2008, Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) wrote:
> > If you are planning to serve up a custom map then you need to render
> > own tiles, and for that you will probably want a database backend
> unless you
> > plan to deliver only a very small area of the world.
> I'm already rendering Mapnik tiles for the OpenPisteMap website (so I
> have the PostGIS database already). However, the OSM site has some
> features like the map exporter that I wouldn't mind adding so I was
> trying to guage what I needed to do.
> >From what I understand from the wiki, the main OSM data set is in
> but I wasn't quite able to work out if I actually needed the MySQL DB
> the Ruby on Rails website to work, or if I could do without it.
If you want to run the rails code with no modification then you probably
need a database to keep rails happy but it does not need to have any
data in it.
The code which provides the exported Mapnik images in the CGI script at:
If you've got a Mapnik rendering setup already then this should be
simple to add, it just needs to be called like:
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