Hi,avatar_christian

This grey panther on the photo is living in the valley of the Danube
at the east end of the beautiful Wachau in Austria.
You can easily find me paddling on the Danube or on the Lakes around,
walking in the mountains of lower Austria, just look…

I wish you pleasant walks, paddling and cycling

Christian

Hi too,
Tobias
since I published here in a comment in September 2013 the first version of my map theme Elevate, I have also contributed to the enhancement of the maps and to the support besides further developing the themes.

Before that I was an enthusiastic user of Christian’s maps, mainly while hiking in the Bavarian and Tyrolean Alps, but also while traveling in all directions.

I wish you some great experiences,

Tobias

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  1. Yang Fan says:

    Hey Christian,
    This is Yang Fan, I’m live in Beijing, China, and I have been usin your maps for a long time. I found that many Chinese people do not use topo map in outdoor activities. I think the main reason is that language barriers. I want to build a website in Chinese language and offer topo maps, and, I got the domain name “DengGaoTu.com” it’s literally meaning Topo Map in Pinyin. And, basically, I want to offer all of your stuff on the website. I will credit you, your website name and URL on my site, and I can put the more information on my site, as long as you think it is necessary.

    Can I do it?

    Best regards,

    YANG Fan

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    • ChristianK
      ChristianK says:

      Hi Yang,

      Well, I like the idea of spreading the maps round the globe.

      In the other hand the site and the expensive hardware behind is funded by donations only.
      If the maps are mirrored on other sites no one will visit openandromaps.org and we dont have the chance to raise money for the project – money we realy need.

      At a first glance you can start with the maps of china, not more.
      You can link these maps like
      https://www.openandromaps.org/maps/asia/China-East.zip

      The pictures of the coverage and all other pics you want to serve have to be hosted on your own Domain cause this consumes expensive bandwidth on maxcdn for me.
      Please give me the referer IP of your website once it starts so that I can set you on the whitelist (if not you are probably trapped in the server fence).
      I will take a look at your site and if its OK we can discuss further steps.

      Best regards,
      Christian

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      • yang says:

        Hey Christian,
        I still working on my website at part time. and my website is only in chinese, most of chinese people are not used to browse and sreach for the non-chinese language site, this my inpact on your website traffic is not very important, and, I think other language user will still visit your site, because we use chinese is also a language barrier for the non-chinese speaker.

        And, I know mapping technology is not well.
        My initial idea was locally stored your maps on my hosting. I hope it’s all of your maps. and I will link back to your site on my homepage with your logo, and put each map source on every map page. I can according to your wishes, put your donation script on my page, homepage link to.

        In order to be able to reply you in time, can i get your email address?

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        • ChristianK
          ChristianK says:

          Hi Yang,

          Please reply at admin () openandromaps.org
          Sorry for late answer in fact I dont have very warm feelings for chinese.
          Why?
          Chinese hackers cost me 3-4 hours every week fighting against their attempts to hack or bring down my site – sorry.

          regards, Christian

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  2. maxxer says:

    Hi Christian,
    I tried registering on the forum but it doesn’t work, I’m redirected to /wp-login.php but with 403 forbidden error!

    Reply
    • ChristianK
      ChristianK says:

      Hi,
      I’m sorry for this. Yesterday the website was attacked an I had to disable the login.
      It should work again now.
      Best regards, Christian

      Reply

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