OruxMaps: Themeswitcher and Theme fine tuning

Hi

The Themeswitcher in the latest version of Oruxmaps has moved to a new location and a new menuitem have been added for fine-tuning of the themes. There are two new how-to videos available on the Quick-Installation Page

Oruxmaps 6.5 switch and fine-tune rendertheme [EN]

Server problem at Openandromaps

Openandromaps was down from 12.12.2013, 10:00h to 13.12.2013, 11:15h.

The reason: someone/somewhat has replaced the php.ini to a standard one.
A site like Openandromaps is not able to run with a standard server setup.

Anyway: The www.openandromaps.org is in operation and will stay so.
The last weeks saw numerous improvements with the maps thanks to my Co-Author Tobias

One last statement:
The costs of this project are about 2000-2500€ per year, depending of the neccessary hardware replacements.
The donations currently sum up to about 100€ PER MONTH.
The download loggs count 500-1500 maps PER DAY.

I kindly ask you to support this project and keep it free – thanks a lot!

Best regards, Christian

Openandromaps: sitespeed now state of art

Hello,

Two weeks ago I moved this website from a shared account to a VirtualPrivateServer wit 8GB Ram and 2Vcores.
In addition I moved the critical parts like js, css and pictures to ContentDeliveryNetwork.
This eliminates the need of questionable and sometimes inkompatible tricks like Browser caching, minifying aso..

Advantage: Usualy the pages are now delivered in less than 2sec to all kinds of browsers
Downside: Costs 378.–€/Year

Anyway, I don’t like to stop half the way – so enjoy it.

Best regards, Christian

New Rendermachine is being built…

Hello,

Nearly 50% of the new rendering engine is now funded by your donations, as Amazon vouchers, donations through Paypal and commodity contributions. This is a great encouragement for me to develop this project further and to provide the community with more and better maps – my best thanks!
About 500 € I spent from my own money and the project taking shape.

Well, I suppose it’s of interested what happened with the money so far:



My intention was to set up this weekend a “light version” of the rendermachine, well …, the CPU cooler is such a monster that it is impossible to retrofit later the additional 16GB of RAM (to the full 32GB).
So it will be right from the start, the “almost-final” Version with full RAmg, the large SSD will be ordered too on Sunday evening (no matter how the donation account looks) and next weekend, 16th-17th March the reworking of the programs / Scripts to the 64bit system will be started.
What is still missing is an external backup drive and an internal for the subtasks – here for now an old Scorpio Blue will do the job for a while.

What will be done the new machine:
– Germany and France is one planned as a complete map, the Germany map most lilely as a combined cycle/hike.
– USA including Alaska / Canada with more provinces / Africa / Asia Updates
– As a vision: Russia, China, etc. ..

Best regards,
Christian

Openandromaps needs a new render machine

Hi,

This project have now reached a level where it would be possible to render and update even big maps at a automatic, scedulled base. Unfortunatelly my current equipment is not suitable for this – my Thinkpad T410 (the Laptop I earn my living with) is running constantly wit a CPU-temperature of 75-80°C that lead to a destroyed mainboard last year.
The render time on this machine for the “ALPS” is between 4-5 days – thats too much by far for any serious update strategy.
This leads to the fact that a new, powerfull dedicated rendermachine is needed to raise this project to a reliable, professional level the user can count on.
If you want to support openandromaps please take a look at my wishlist. For bigger donations it’s – of couse – possible to set a banner in sidebar of this website. Currently this website is viewed by 8000 unique visitors per month and constantly growing.

I’m aware that this is a big wishlist. However, the other way to collect money would be to fill every corner of this site by adds – a way I dont want an I dont will go….

I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to all people who have supported openandromaps by their donations. With this money most of the running costs for hardware repair, hosting and the fast DSL-Line were covered so far – THANKS !!

best regards
Christian

Progress of fundraising:

  • Heiko donated an Enermax 350 PSU (80Euro)
  • 60€ Gift voucher at Amazon
  • The Keyboard

Donations via Paypal:

  • 38 Euro 17.2.2013
  • 13 Euro 18.2.2013
  • 30 Euro 19.2.2013
  • 60 Euro 20.2.2013
  • 23 Euro 21.2.2013
  • 45 Euro 22.2.2013
  • 38 Euro 23.2.2013
  • 43 Euro 24.2.2013
  • 33 Euro 25.2.2013
  • 15 Euro 26.2.2013
  • 10 Euro 27.2.2013
  • 45 Euro 28.2.2013
  • 53 Euro 1.3.2013
  •  0 Euro 2.3.2013
  • 33 Euro 3.3.2013
  • 10 Euro 5.3.2013
  • 10 Euro 6.3.2013
  • 10 Euro 7.3.2013
  • 43 Euro 8.3.2013
  • 28 Euro 9.3.2013

Already ordered:

  • Operating System
  • Case
  • Mainboard
  • DVD
  • DriveBay
  • Wlan
  • CPU
  • Noctua cooler
  • 32 GB RAM
  • System SSD
  • still missing Samsung 840PRO 512GB