[Osmf-talk] Encouraging the expansion of GeoDNS enabled tile serving?

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Thu Nov 15 12:59:14 UTC 2012

On 15/11/12 12:35, Joseph Reeves wrote:

> I've recently been thinking more than usual about local OSM mirrors in
> places far from London; local, independent, mirrors are an option that
> people seem to be increasingly using, but I rarely see mention of the
> Tile CDN. Is this something we should be encouraging? I've only joined
> this list this year, so please excuse me if this has come up before. I
> had a quick Google, but saw nothing obvious.

The CDN is new - it has only really kicked off in the last few months.

We are actively looking for new nodes, especially in certain areas such 
as south east asia and north and south america.

It's not something to be done too lightly though - we don't want 
hundreds of people offering to serve a few tiles from their spare room 
or anything like that. Rather we are looking for reliable well connected 

> With Switch2OSM proving so popular, is there an opportunity to promote
> the CDN to high volume tile consumers?

Most high volume consumers will not be using our servers.

> Final question: Is there documentation available for the CDN / GeoDNS?
> I'd like to read up on this some more.

What sort of documentation? You seem to have already found most of the 
relevant stuff.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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