We are both out on vacance. A real stunning thing to use our own maps in the Alps :-)


The support of OpenAndroMaps is paused
from 23th till 30th of August 2015


Best regards
Tobias & Christian

It appears that, on very rare occasions, there are issues with the login to the BulletinBoard (Forum, BBpress). The login itself is working – however you cant post cause there is still the status:

You must be logged in to create new topics. (or replys)

If you experience this behaviour please reload the page (“shift”-“reload”), use Chrome or Firefox and check if there are custom settings active in the Cache-configuration of your Browser, overriding the server-headers.

IMO the server itself is sending the right (non cache) header.

Best regards, Christian

This morning, 29th of July 2015, 3:00am,  my hoster was undergoing a sheduled maintenance and after that my whole VPS-Container does’nt performed a restart as usual and stayed offline and nobody cared.

Well, not very amusing.
All I can say is: sorry folks….

Best regards, Christian

For anyone who has the same Problem with EMails not sent:

The EMails are sent to noreply@domain, with BCC to the subscribers.

If you use a SMTP-Plugin for mail delvery and you dont have an EMail-Address configured for “noreply@domain” set up the mail delivery fails.
Solution: Edit BBPress source that the Mails are sent eg to forums@domain.com (and set up such an EMail-address) or leave it as it is and set up an EMails account = noreply@domain and clean it up frequently.


Finally its done without any downtime.
However – seriously, I don’t want to do this too often.

There are a lot af advantages for you:

  • short response times thanks to a fast server, 4 CPU-Cores, NGinx proxy
  • nice and better social-share buttons ensuring a zero-fingerprint while surfing
  • a new CDN ensures fast delivery of content all over the world (we’ll see if I can afford it..)
  • a better firewall for my own comfort ;-)

Ok, back to making maps!

Best regards, Christian

The OpenAndroMaps website moves to faster Server with 4 CPUs and a SSD within the next 7 days.
Again it’s a VPS couse its not possible to spend 100€ a month for a dedicated Server.

The move is more complicated than usual cause an IP-Subnet have to be moved too so I cannot test the Server until the switch is made. Lets hope the best – my apologies if there are downtimes…..

In any case the response time will increase bevore and during the switch couse I have to disable all optimizations and caching.


Wish me good luck for the switch….



I am forced to block some IP ranges from Chinese providers.

I really hate to do this – however, its no longer possibble to tolerate these planed attacks with sheduled downloads started across whole IP-ranges flooding the server.

So if you travel to China you should download the maps you need before entering China ’cause it may happen that these maps are not available there from some providers.


Webserver restored to normal operation…..

Appearently an expensive VPS doesn’t guarantee a fast delivery for the webpages.

The last 24h the performance of the webserver is inferior.
The hosting company is informed about this issue, told me that they have found the problem, told me that they are on the way to solve it….

… however, I cant see any improvement …

Sorry, I can’t do anything to solve this besides taking a rootserver into consideration …

Seriously I like to develop the maps and give support to you – but the problems with laggy or flodded servers and hacking attacks is anoying – for everyone.


Best regards, Christian


unfortunately I cant give support the next 2weecs because of some problens concerning my personal health.

i would ask the exverienced user to help the newbys