[talk-au] New Australian caching server. Feedback?

Grant Slater openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Thu Oct 4 15:26:05 BST 2012


OSM Australia,

Have you noticed faster tiles this week?  Australia now has a map
caching server located in Brisbane. The server is used to speed up the
standard tile.osm.org "Mapnik" map style.
Browsing the map on http://www.openstreetmap.org/ should now be more
responsive. This new server, named 'bunyip', first started providing
tiles on Tuesday.

We thank Kris Amy ( https://twitter.com/krisamy ) for providing the
server and hosting. Thank you, Kris!

If anyone experiences any issues or hiccups, please let me know.

Technical:

Server specs are here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Servers/bunyip

OpenStreetMap tile servers use GeoDNS (PowerDNS with Geo backend) to
locate the closest tile server. The DNS regions / cache-server can be
viewed here: http://dns.openstreetmap.org/tile.openstreetmap.org.html

To check which server you are being directed to use the command:
nslookup tile.openstreetmap.org
or
dig tile.openstreetmap.org

Regards
Grant
Part of OSM sysadmin team



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