[Talk-GB] Updating maps

Adrian Berendt adrian.berendt2 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 11:11:28 UTC 2016


Thanks for the fast response Stuart.  I can see on your website that once
you go to the right level, the road shows as the B2249, which is good.
Kent Traffic shows it as the A264 at all zoom levels.  I'll contact KCC to
see when they propose to update.

On 4 January 2016 at 10:55, Stuart Reynolds <
stuart at travelinesoutheast.org.uk> wrote:

> Hi Adrian,
>
> It rather depends on where they are getting their map tiles from, and how
> often those are updated. Users are really supposed to generate their own.
>
> Here at traveline south east (www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk), for
> example, we have two different sets of tiles, representing different zoom
> levels and delivered from different servers. At our default level you get
> presented with a map tile which is only updated annually. There is a very
> good argument to say that the default should be more often, but I digress.
> For Calverley Park Gardens, it shows the old road designation right now.
> The two levels of zoom below that are delivered from a tile server that is
> updated overnight and re-tiled on the fly. So if you zoom in then you see
> your edit.
>
> Personally, I would rather re-tile it all. However, as you zoom out you
> get fewer tiles, but there is more data to crunch to produce them - and
> that can leave us not only taking a while to produce the tiles, but also
> the time to then transfer large batches of data to the servers. So we made
> a design decision to do it the way we have.
>
> I’m sure that you will find that Kent Traffic has similar policies. But to
> know what they are, you would have to ask them.
>
> Regards,
> Stuart
>
> ------------------------------------
> Stuart Reynolds
> for traveline south east & anglia
>
>
>
> On 4 Jan 2016, at 10:35, Adrian Berendt <adrian.berendt2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I made a change to openstreetmap.org last month, to correct Calverley
> Park Gardens in Tunbridge Wells to be the B2249 (previously showing as the
> A264).  Whilst this appears on the map when I open it, when I look at other
> maps based  on openstreets, such as http://www.kenttraffic.info/, it's
> still showing the old information.
>
> When will that map get changed?
>
> Adrian
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