[Tilesathome] Proposal: Keeping tileset as one file
jiri.klement at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 10:33:22 BST 2008
> It just occurred to me that the mapnik tile server uses a system of "meta
> tiles" where they combine 64 tiles of one zoom level into one big file. They
> have ready utilites for moving existing single tiles in/out of these files,
> and they have an apache module that efficiently answers tile requests based
> on these meta tiles.
> Maybe we could use the same system and get some synergies?
mod_tile ( http://trac.openstreetmap.org/browser/applications/utils/mod_tile
) is doing much more than it's neccessary for t at h tiles serving so I
don't think it's a good idea to use it as-is to server t at h tiles. But
it might be good starting point.
I'm not really sure about mapnik's metatiles. Uploading will get
slower, metafiles will be a bit bigger and format is not suitable for
On the other hand having tiles for one zoom in metafile is better for
serving and utilities are already written.
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