[OSM-talk] Night of the living maps 07.02.2012 - Avoid API congestion
roland.olbricht at gmx.de
Wed Feb 1 22:36:32 GMT 2012
Dear JOSM users,
Mapping events have in the past often triggered an API block from the admins
due to too much download traffic. See e.g.
To avoid that, I've just started the JOSM plugin "mirrored_download". This
plugin allows to download OSM data into JOSM from both instances of the
Overpass API and thus avoids download requests to the main API at all.
As an extra bonus to all plugins users, Overpass API is almost always faster
than the main API. As both Overpass servers have still only a load of 5%-15%
even at peak hours, there is much room for more download traffic.
Just install the plugin (under preferences > plugins > mirrored_download),
restart JOSM and then use "Mirrored download > Download from OSM..." instead
of "File > Download from OSM...".
If you run a readonly API yourself, feel free to add that one in the JOSM SVN
after line 101.
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