[OSM-dev] What can we do to get a tile.openstreetmap.org contributable CDN within a month?

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 30 17:20:05 GMT 2011


I have mentioned the fact many times that archive.org has allowed for
tile hosting,
info at archive.org is the address for asking permission.
mike

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 6:10 PM, Stefan de Konink <stefan at konink.de> wrote:
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> The basic outline;
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> - - People seem to love using tile.openstreetmap.org for any of their apps
> - - Apps get blocked for various reasons, contributing back is difficult
> - - OpenStreetMap wants to be the leading provider of such data
>
>
> I would propose a small working group to outline what should happen to
> facilitate the creation of a Content Delivery Network (CDN) serving
> the basic tiles, and allow easy contribution this network. This should
> produce a prototype of at least 3 servers.
>
>
> Questions such as: quality, update frequency, traffic shaping,
> geographical balancing and high availability could be part of this
> working group.
>
>
> I would like to invite anyone to participate, especially:
>  - people that already have their own tileservers running, and/or
>   are currently balancing traffic;
>  - business folks: what could be a motivation and what can be a
>   cutback in for example attribution,
>  - users of for example openlayers, etc. what kind of caching can
>   be applied, and if this should be configurable client side
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>
> Participation can announced in private or on list.
>
>
> Stefan
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