[OSM-dev] what server next?

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 03:09:22 BST 2009

On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 9:02 PM, Grant Slater <openstreetmap at firefishy.com>wrote:

> Politely, hell no.
> Compare total hardware usage and cost of operating and coordinating
> tiles at home* layer versus mapnik layer. Mapnik layer still operates
> from 1 server!
> * t at h got us here, but mapnik can carry up further. It would be
> excellent to see the performance APIs which grew from t at h growing more
> useful, maybe towards a feature set like xapi?

Was going to suggest exactly that: a server to run data queries like that
would be great. Something like what cloudmade does: generate weekly extracts
of important regions or features. Important being discussed on the list
and/or voted on by the community.

Perhaps someone wants a shapefile with all the motorways in Western Europe
or a MySQL dump of all amenity=* POI for the state of Alaska.

Make it easier to get access (in OSM and more popular formats) to our data.
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