[OSM-dev] Tileserver restricted to a region, anyone?
frederik at remote.org
Mon Feb 7 08:18:34 GMT 2011
the oenstreetmap.de tile server doesn't perform well enough to run a
whole-planet tileset so I've restricted the database to Europe.
As only the database is restricted, you can now zoom on to any region of
the world but it will look like there's no data there which is a bit
strange. I would prefer to show standard OSM tiles in areas where our
tile server draws a blank.
I am looking for either (a) an OpenLayers layer/code/configuration that
will automatically direct requests for tiles outside a given area to
another tileserver or (b) a mod_tile patch or clever Apache config
snippet to do the redirects.
Has anybody done this yet? I am tempted to solve the problem by writing
a Perl script that generates a few hundred lines of Apache RedirectMatch
lines to achieve the desired goal, even though solving it in OpenLayers
or mod_tile would probably be more efficient.
I know I can make it so that OpenLayers doesn't allow panning out of a
given region but that, again would give the impression that OSM was
limited to that region, which I want to avoid.
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