[OSM-dev] Alternative tile webserver needed?

Robert Hart bathterror at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 21:40:36 BST 2007

> Is there any possibility in openlayers of getting different tiles from
> different servers in the same layer? MS virtual earth does something
> like this with it's tiles - there are 4 tile servers, each with 1/4 of
> the tiles. The tiles alternate based on the low bit of the tile x and y

Isn't this for client performance rather than server performance? IIRC
Internet Explorer will open up to 4 connections simultaneously, but will
only open one to any given server. Splitting the tile requests over four
servers gives the minimum page load time at the client.


Robert Hart
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