[OSM-talk] Using tile.openstreetmap.org for external applications

Artem Pavlenko artem at mapnik.org
Thu Jul 5 10:53:59 BST 2007

On 4 Jul 2007, at 14:35, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:

> I would like to integrate use of tile.openstreetmap.org, via the
> Google slippy map browser[0], into OpenGuides[1] (currently I'm using
> some out of date mapnik demo data[2])

> I looked on the OSM wiki but couldn't find any information that looked
> relevant.
> What is considered acceptable use of tile.osm for this sort of
> application? Is tile.osm considered an open resource that can be
> referenced from anywhere at present, or are there bandwith/other
> limitations that would make this inappropriate? Are there any plans in
> the pipeline to mirror the rendered tiles across different servers?
> I would like to use the official OSM tileset (mapnik) but I don't wish
> to cause undue load on the tile server.

I personally think this would be great. OpenGuides is a perfect fit  
for the OSM data, IMHO.
If there are some constrains on bandwidth etc you can always setup  
local tile.something.org
based on official planet.osm.


> Cheers,
> Dominic.
> [0] a la http://media.mapnik.org/oxford-osm.html
> [1] http://openguides.org/
> [2] http://oxford.openguides.org/wiki/?action=index;format=map
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Artem Pavlenko

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