[talk-au] New tile rendering server (Experimental)

David Clark dbclark at fastmail.com.au
Tue Jul 23 14:08:03 UTC 2013


Sorry I don't really understand this, how will this affect me and what
I see?

Thanks
David

----- Original message -----
From: Grant Slater <[1]openstreetmap at firefishy.com>
To: "talk-au" <[2]talk-au at openstreetmap.org>,
[3]nzopengis at googlegroups.com
Subject: [talk-au] New tile rendering server (Experimental)
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:18:49 +0100

Hi Oceania (Talk-AU and nzopengis),

I have just switched the default OpenStreetMap.org “Mapnik style” map
tiles for tile.openstreetmap.org in the Oceania region across to our
new rendering server.

The new rendering server has been tested and is now ready for
production. We’re migrating traffic over region-by-region and the
Oceania region is the first to go live. The countries in the Oceania
region affected are those with dark green links on this map:
[4]http://dns.openstreetmap.org/tile.openstreetmap.org.html

In addition to new hardware, the rendering server also uses the new
“openstreetmap-carto” stylesheets. These are a complete re-write of
the XML stylesheets to use CartoCSS, making them easier for our
cartographers to work with.

Andy Allan’s great talk at State of the Map US described the reason
for the stylesheet re-write:
[5]http://stateofthemap.us/saturday.html#schedule/saturday/putting-the-
carto-into-openstreetmap-cartography

The map tiles will be slightly slower at medium-high zooms while the
server builds up its cache. The style is designed to look the same as
the current XML stylesheet.

The “openstreetmap-carto” stylesheet is maintained here:
[6]https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto

Big Thank you to #osm-dev for helping draft this announcement.

Kind regards
Grant Slater
Part of the OSM Sysadmin Team

References

1. mailto:openstreetmap at firefishy.com
2. mailto:talk-au at openstreetmap.org
3. mailto:nzopengis at googlegroups.com
4. http://dns.openstreetmap.org/tile.openstreetmap.org.html
5. http://stateofthemap.us/saturday.html#schedule/saturday/putting-the-carto-into-openstreetmap-cartography
6. https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto
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