[OSM-talk] OSM in top 100 websites

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 18 18:55:18 GMT 2008

Donald Allwright wrote:
>Sent: 18 December 2008 12:17 PM
>To: Simon Ward; talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] OSM in top 100 websites
>>I like the comment for Where's the Path:
>>  "Let down by OS's absurd OpenSpace restrictions."
>....and if you try clicking on that site, you'll discover it's let down by
>what appears to be a restriction on the number of page hits imposed by OS.
>Presumably that limit has been reached today as a result of the guardian
>effect, a lesser-known sibling of the slashdot effect. I don't see how a
>site with such restrictions (admittedly imposed from outside the site
>itself) can belong in the top 100 list. :-)

Yeah, OS applied a 30k (iirc) tile download limit originally. You have to
talk to them nicely if you want more and talk money if you want lots more.



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