Matthew<br>Any chance of getting an account on your server? I have a service that provides place names for any bbox on the planet. Its an implementation of the API, but unlike the main server it is not limited to a small area.
<br><br>There was some previous discussion about using this to help t@h rendering of of names at low zoom levels (city, state, country, continent, ocean). Essentially t@h would fetch a z12 bbox from the main server and then fetch a much larger bbox from the place-name server. The two files can then be combined to create a render that includes very large place names that, at z12, would span many tiles.
<br><br>80n<br><br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 5/10/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Matthew Newton</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Hi,<br><br>On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 03:20:48PM +0200, Stefan de Konink wrote:<br>> Sebastian Spaeth schreef:
<br>> > The IIRC channel is bursting from good suggestions on how to improve OSM<br>> > infrastructure. I wanted to ask if there's interest in getting some<br>> > support from e.g. Universities to support OSM.
<br>><br>> Last week people of the Law department of the University of Amsterdam<br>> (heavily working on GIS) were very surprised this project was completely<br>> free. Might be a string to pull too.<br><br>I've got a UML virtual machine (same idea as Bytemark but more disk/ram)
<br>waiting for OSM here at the University of Leicester. People were talking<br>about ideas for it a few weeks ago, but things have gone quiet now, apart<br>from one suggestion from 80n.<br><br>Problem would be lack of disk space for a full tile server, but if some sort
<br>of distributed system for serving tiles could be set up, then this would be<br>ideal (40Gb of space here, and it was a push getting that so I can't really<br>ask for more).<br><br>I've been using it for the last few days to play with new ideas for
t@h<br>backends, but if there is a good use then it's available.<br><br>Squid proxy cache would be an easy possibility, although others have already<br>done that. Maybe with it dangling off the Internet on a 1Gbps pipe makes it
<br>a good choice for that sort of thing, though.<br><br>--<br>Matthew<br><br>_______________________________________________<br>dev mailing list<br><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a><br><a href="http://lists.openstreetmap.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dev">