Hi,

Russia and Canada maps are updated as announced last weekend.

Website issues:
I’m working hard to find a faster webserver for the openandromaps. However, comfortable solutions are starting at about 100$, cheap one occupy far to much of my time resources to maintain, resources that I want to invest in improving the maps and not in constant maintaince.
The current cache-solution I used so far (W3TC) worked lightning-fast or completely failed depending on Browser, Browser version and appearently on weather conditions – so I disabled and deleted it.
The loading time now increased (of course), BUT the pages ARE loading no matter what browser you use. In worst case it takes 7-8 seconds for a page to load. Google will punish me in ranking. However, it’s YOU this site is made for and not Google ;-)

So again, I will find a solution (maybe with YOU as sponsor ;-) ) for hosting.

Best regards
Christian

The switch to the new download-server is done, please flush your browsercache and reconfigure your grabbing scripts.
I would kindly ask you to check the configuration of your favorite grabbing tool to ensure that they dont run in a loop and download the same map again and again ;-)
The maps on GoogleDrive will stay online, but I wont update them any more – the Maps on mega.co.nz will be deleted next week.

Best regards, Christian

Openandromaps are currently being switched step by step to a non-commercial, professional Download-Server.

The maps will be served from the same server that hosts the “Geofabrik” – thanks to everyone who supported this move.
This step was a crucial point for the whole project couse it was clear to see that GoogleDrive would stop this sooner or later, there were already problems this March.
Currently more than 200 Maps are served from openandromaps, this means 70GB of disc-space and lots of Terrabytes of traffic every month – a volume that is not possible to serve with a commercial server with no budget.

The move starts with Germany and Europe and should be finished next weekend. If there are any problems please drop me a line.

Best regards, christian

BTW: Currently the maps are synced by ftp with the server – a clear nonsense currently accepted by the server-admin.
However, next weeks should see a Synology-NAS-System for syncing by rsync – this will cost another 350Euros, I hope you will support this project by some bucks (a few are better than none) ;-)

Hi,

Thanks for the heroic and – in times of ready made hacktools – most complicated hacking of my site.
Thanks – cause its a good point to think about spending more time on the bike instead in front of the monitor.

So if one day this site is and stay offline you know that I have decided use my own maps in free nature instead of providing them for public and constantly repairing the damages made by kiddys.

Best regards, Christian

The new rendemachine is up and running, all problems that occured during the upgrade are identified and solved.
So most of the European maps are updated, the renderthemes now render the names of big citys more reliable so the overview in low zoom-levels is improved. These themes are available for download and will be included in the map-zips with the next update.

I’m looking forward to offer a new, more complete, mapset for Canada in the oncomming weeks and an update of whole America – both north and south.

More than 50% of the costs of the new rendermachine were covered by – YOU – so I want to say thanks, and please support this project further on to keep it up.

Best regards, Christian

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

Mega.co.nz is going to be the 2.nd download source for openandromaps. It will last a few days (nights) to adapt my scripts because the download links change with every update – its impossible to maintain this by hand.
Concerning the bandwidth limit at Mega.co.nz I received the following Mail from support:
(translated to english)

Hi Christian,

The bandwidth limit is based on Clinet-IP and not on the account owner and is only valid when we experience shortages in our infrastructure. Its very unlikely that any downloader will ever run into this limits if he dont download several Gigabytes per hour.
The only problem could be coused by old browsers – Safari 5, IE9 und Firefox without our extensions have to work over flash-bridge.

I, by myself use Firefox with the Mega extension and Chrome without problems.

Download from Mega.co.nz starts now !

The red download-button points to files on Mega, the green to GDrive. The QR-Code still points to GDrive.
Actually available from Mega: Europe and Oceania – I’m waiting for your feedback bevore I upload more kontinents to Mega
Again: Please use Chrome with Mega

Best regards
Christian

The demand for openandromaps has reached a level where Google Drive is on its limits (Limits that should not exist..). If you experience problems while download please check back half an hour later and avoid Saturday and Sunday evening.
Next weekend a 2nd download location will be available for testing, probably mega.co.nz.

Best regards, Christian