[Talk-cl] Tile Map Service

Julio Costa Zambelli juliocostaz en gmail.com
Vie Mar 5 12:14:54 GMT 2010

Hello Dane,

I wanted to ask you if you have the technical skills to implement a Tile
server (Mapnik) with a fast update cycle. The thing is that the people
managing the Ushahidi Chile website are willing to go back to OpenStreetMap
as their default map layer, but ask me for a more "appealing" render. I
thought of CloudMades Custom Style renders, but the problem is that I want
to preserve the OSMF render ability to update the tiles in a very fast cycle
(lets say ten minutes) using the diffs. We are working in the earthquake
affected area and I want to show that as soon as possible in the render, not
10 days later.

I am notoriously unskilled in this kind of technologies, so I can provide
the requirements, and maybe intervene on simple tasks like the configuration
of the XML file that controls the style of the render, but in everything
else I totally depend on more experienced people.

Thanks for your help.

Best Regards,

Julio Costa
OpenStreetMap Chile

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From: nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent en gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 5:58 PM
Subject: WMS featuring OSM images background tiles in support of Chile Quake
Response based on Dane's Haiti WMS
To: Julio Costa Zambelli <juliocostaz en gmail.com>, Dane Springmeyer <
blake en hailmail.net>
Cc: Andrew Turner <ajturner en gmail.com>, Kate Chapman <k8chapman en gmail.com>,
Mikel Maron <mikel_maron en yahoo.com>

Dane, Julio and all-

If introductions are not already done, Dane (who put up a now stable WMS
featuring OSM images background tiles ) meet Julio (who is doing a hell of
coordination work within the OSM Chile Community)

I am just introducing you on the deployment of such a service to support
relief work in Chile we had been briefly alluded to Dane and I while Dane
was working on enhancing the quality of its WMS to make it robust enough to
meet UNOCHA map production needs in Haiti. I heard from Severin (Haiti
UNOCHA) that you are almost there Dane (nice and neat). If replicable by you
or somebody else in OSM, this is a service that must come together with the
already OSM shp and garmin extracts from cloudmade and geofabrik.

I leave this in your hands
Best to both of you and all

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From: Dane Springmeyer <blake en hailmail.net>
Date: Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 2:23 AM
Subject: Re: Haiti Quake support: field-reported ill-functioning ESRI WMS
featuring OSM images background tiles
To: OCHA HAITI MAPPING <ocha.haiti.mapping en gmail.com>
Cc: Mikel Maron <mikel_maron en yahoo.com>, Kate Chapman <k8chapman en gmail.com>,
Andrew Turner <ajturner en gmail.com>, nicolas chavent <
nicolas.chavent en gmail.com>

Hello Severin,

I'll comment below inline...

On Mar 2, 2010, at 4:33 PM, OCHA HAITI MAPPING wrote:

Hi Dane,

I tested these two WMS in ArcGIS as "GIS servers"in ArcCatalog, then put
into ArcMap as background

Okay. Which version of ArcGIS are you running?

- http://data1.vizure.net/server/services/osm.xml?, wich views the details
shown currently on openstreetmap.org, but almost impossible to prnt or
export in a numeric map on ArcGIS.

Okay, I do not know much about this service, other than it is low quality

What do you mean by "numeric map"?

I tried to make a map on Leogane area from 300 to 96 dpi and each time, as
print edition as much as a PDF, it failed, with only a little part on the
upper left corner of the image


- http://tile2.dbsgeo.com/?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&version=1.1.1which
apparently shows only boundaries

This is the service I run. It should show more than boundaries, but yes the
data show does change by zoom level.

I think what is likely happening in ArcMap is that you need to EXPAND the
layer checkbox, and make sure that ALL the sub-layers of the WMS are turned

So, here is an example request:


Does this look different from what you are getting?


Nicolas Chavent
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Mobile (FRA): +33 6 75 14 29 70
Email: nicolas.chavent en gmail.com
Skype: c_nicolas
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