[OSM-talk] A Swedish national server for OSM
inge at lysator.liu.se
Tue Jul 29 19:57:17 BST 2008
In the rather large thread "Actually using OpenStreetMap and the usability of
the current maps" I got to understand a few things that I didn't grasp
So to make a long story short, I have decided to check the viability of
setting up a Swedish tile server + slippy map and some other services. To do
that I am applying for some money from the Swedish Internet Society that has
grants for such things.
But to be able to write the application, I need to understand the size of the
task. Things like:
- How long does it take to render a typical tile set? Will a single machine
be able to render all the tiles for Sweden, for instance? What's the size of
the current render farm for the mapnik map on openstreetmap.org?
- How much bandwidth will it use?
- How difficult is it to set up a working server? I'm fairly skilled in
deployment, but I have never worked with mapnik, nor osmarender or
I am aware that the questions are fuzzy, but all data will be much
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