[talk-au] New Australian caching server. Feedback?
openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Thu Oct 4 15:26:05 BST 2012
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.
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:
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