[HOT] Christchurch earthquake - what can on the ground OSM mappers do?

Dane Springmeyer dane at dbsgeo.com
Wed Feb 23 21:22:14 GMT 2011


On Feb 23, 2011, at 7:51 AM, Mikel Maron wrote:

> > I'm not sure whether that's the reason the ushahidi instance has not made the 
> > switch ( http://eq.org.nz/ )  or if they just didn't think about it.
> 
> I chatted with the dev on this site yesterday. Turns out they're not using OSM because the lag time to load OSM tiles in New Zealand is extremely long, and the Google tiles are being hosted nearby in Austraila.

I'm getting set up with a NZ host to get tiles going.  If someone has already started working on this let me know.

I will be updating here and  https://groups.google.com/group/nzopengis/ with progress.

I am also in #eqnz in freenode.net

> 
> They did want to use OSM, he was even an attendee at SOTM, but the load time is an issue.
> 
> > (Someone should hack the layers set-up of ushahidi so that even if defaulting to 
> > google, it will at least default to also having OSM as an alternative layer 
> > behind the '+' icon)

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