[OSM-dev] Creating Easy Map Embedding

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Thu Oct 25 09:28:15 BST 2007


In message <B167BF31-68D6-43DD-B9E3-A613709DD5D8 at asklater.com>
        Steve Coast <steve at asklater.com> wrote:

> On 22 Oct 2007, at 16:43, Tom Hughes wrote:
>
>> In message <471CC3F2.1000904 at frankieandshadow.com>
>>           David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 22/10/2007 16:27, Andy Allan wrote:
>>>> What problem are we trying to solve?
>>>
>>> It appears that the current server is unable to deliver tiles
>>> efficiently, given the number of failures presently; and the
>>> discussion
>>> arose partly because of the speculation that Oxford University
>>> "borrowing" tiles would overwhelm the server.
>>
>> Um... What failures would that be?
>>
>>>> Bandwidth is effectively unlimited...
>>>
>>> So it is the server itself then.
>>
>> No, it's the rubbish software architecture on the server.
>
> /me feels offended

I was probably generalising a bit too much - it has overall served
us fine to date. There are limits to how far it will scale though.

Tom

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