[OSM-dev] helping #switch2osm

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 22:10:04 GMT 2012

During the book sprint last year I put together Richard's blog post and
some stuff related to renderd/tirex to create this chapter in the book:


It should be fairly complete and copy-pasteable. I'd be more than happy to
make changes if anyone sees errors.

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi
> Over the past couple days, I gave some assistance to someone setting up
> their own tile infrastructure. They mostly got along on their own,
> following http://weait.com/content/build-your-own-openstreetmap-server,
> and picking through the wiki, but they definitely could've had an easier
> time.
> And we should expect more of this soon, and we want this! Nestoria and
> StreetEasy switching, the Wired article. Just the beginning.
> How do we help folks get their tile servers up and running even easier.
> Here's some suggestions we discussed...
> 1) Clear instructions, at an easily findable address (outside the wiki,
> which is hard to follow) (anyone register switch2osm.com? or tryosm.org).
> Should include some description of the different options, with links for
> getting into the details ... but at least a clear guide through the well
> worn path of setting up a tile server.
> 2) A packaged solution, like a chef recipe, to install everything needed.
> 3) A VM image for an open source virtualization package, that has
> everything installed. May not necessarily be for production, but at least
> make it easy to try things out.
> 4) ....
> Would the EWG be the place to get this together?
> Cheers
> Mikel
> == Mikel Maron ==
> +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
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