[OSM-dev] Alternative tile webserver needed?

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Sun Apr 29 00:52:56 BST 2007


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Robert Hart wrote:
>     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.

AFAICS, it helps both.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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