[OSM-dev] problem with the drawing of roads on the slippy map

Raphaël Jacquot sxpert at esitcom.org
Thu Mar 2 14:58:33 GMT 2006

Tom Carden wrote:
> On 3/2/06, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
>>yes, see previous threads about this. its a feature to stop db
>>I have some map generalisation stuff in the pipeline so different things
>>are rendered at different resaolutions
> Why not just cache zoomed-out tiles for longer?  It was really nice to
> be able to see outside the M25 in London, or the whole of the Isle of
> Mann for example.  Obviously whole countries/continents is overkill,
> but still.  Perhaps rendering 'state of the union' tiles once every
> couple of weeks would be worth the down-time?

better yet, it could be run from cron as a niced job that would take a 
hint from the database on which tiles have been updated since the last 
time it ran...

> I know this is a moot point pending potential new machines, new
> interfaces for tagging road types, etc, but it's worth thinking about.
> Tom.
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