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