[OSM-talk] Installing your own tileserver on Ubuntu

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 15:45:51 BST 2011

Ah, ok, so the -a flag should give me what I want. Apologies for the
noise, I'll rtfm next time :)

Cheers all, Joseph

On 18 October 2011 15:26, Joseph Reeves <iknowjoseph at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi Kai,
> Thanks a lot for this, it seems to be working well for me. I've got a
> question, although I accept that it might be a osm2pgsql query.
> I followed the instructions and imported Turkey into my db - this
> worked fine and I was happily rendering maps of the country. Since
> then I have used the same osm2pgsql command to import Bulgaria and
> Romania, but this seems to be causing issues:
> At the moment, only northern Romania is rendering as expected - for
> Turkey and Bulgaria I'm only seeing either pre-rendered tiles or new
> tiles based on nothing more than the coastline data. As far as I can
> tell, the only data currently in my db is for northern Romania.
> How best to check this? Is there a way to remove the pre-rendered
> tiles and create new ones from the contents of my db? Is there a
> different command I should be running to append data to an existing
> database?
> Thanks again, Joseph
> On 9 October 2011 23:13, Kai Krueger <kakrueger at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> with the recent need to crack down on tile scrapers and apps to not over
>> tax the main OSM tileservers and hosting, there has been a lot of talk
>> trying to convince people to set up their own tileserver.
>> Although that is of cause by far not the only hurdle to set up your own
>> tileserver, one barrier is perhaps the perceived complicated procedure
>> to set up all the elements necessary. Although there are a number of
>> decent howtos already available on the wiki (perhaps even to many, each
>> containing slightly different advice...), it is perhaps still more
>> effort than people want to get into.
>> In the hope to make this process even simpler, I have created a bunch of
>> packages for Ubuntu containing all the necessary software, as well as
>> glue packages to deal with the necessary setup and interaction between
>> the different components.
>> The packages aren't perfect yet, but hopefully sufficiently helpful
>> already to be of use to others who are interested in playing around with
>> their own tileserver.
>> A simple standard tileserver can now be setup in 5 commands in a terminal:
>> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kakrueger/openstreetmap
>> sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-tile
>> wget http://download.geofabrik.de/osm/north-america/us/colorado.osm.pbf
>> osm2pgsql -C 1500 colorado.osm.pbf
>> sudo /etc/init.d/renderd restart
>> At the end you should have a working tileserver based on mod_tile and
>> renderd with the standerd OSM-mapnik stylesheet.
>> You can test it out by opening the installed slippymap at
>> http://localhost/osm/slippymap.html
>> You will of cause want to replace the above lines with the downloading
>> and importing of an extract with the extract you care about.
>> Although for smaller areas hardware requirements aren't too bad, they
>> quickly go up beyond what can be handled by a standard desktop computer.
>> My rough guestimate of what a typical desktop / laptop can handle is
>> about an extract of 100 - 300 Mb (no more than an hours worth of
>> import). This covers most of the US and German states, as well as many
>> of the other less densely mapped countries.
>> If you are more serious about your tileserver, you will need to tune the
>> various configuration settings, but just to play around and for personal
>> use, the default settings should work reasonable.
>> More information can be found on yet another wiki-page... (
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Ubuntu_tile_server )
>> Any comments or feedback are welcome,
>> Kai
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