[OSM-dev] Generate complete slippy map (mapnik/generate_tiles.py)

Sebastian Mauer sebastian at n-unity.de
Fri Apr 11 15:10:24 BST 2008

I think I will have a look at mod_tile, because I'd rather not
See my hardrives die ;)


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Andy Allan [mailto:gravitystorm at gmail.com] 
Gesendet: Freitag, 11. April 2008 15:52
An: Sebastian Mauer
Cc: dev at openstreetmap.org
Betreff: Re: [OSM-dev] Generate complete slippy map

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 2:04 PM, Sebastian Mauer <sebastian at n-unity.de>
> Hello there
>  I'm currently trying to use mapnik/generate_tiles.py to generate a slippy
>  map of the whole world.
>  However it seems, with default settings in place I'm only getting a
>  slippy map of Great Britain.
>  What (bounding box?) settings should I use to generate a complete world
>  map?

Hang on - I doubt you've got enough disk space to do that. That's
terabytes of space you'd need. If you need the whole world then you
should look into mod_tile which will wait until someone looks at the
area before it renders it. If you need to pre-generate images, you'll
need to pick smaller areas and be especially conservative with zoom

Anyway, scroll to the bottom of generate_tiles.py and change the
bboxes there. You could change 0,5 to 0,16 on line 126
and watch your hard disks die!


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