The planed “maintenance” of the OpenAndroMaps website ended up in renting a new, performant server with the latest operating system in a fast network …..
Furthermore, several overweight plugins were exchanged against lightweight ones from GitHub and everything was adapted to run under PHP7 – this should be fine for the next months.
The advantage for you: fast response times (around the 400ms load time) after I have spent a full weekend with the memcached server :-).
The page rendering times on Android is not so nice, unfortunately this is a common problem on these devices.
SPAM: I’v installed a new Spam-Protection. Please dont use disposal EMail addresses, this will not work.
Now we can concentrate on the real thing: Making maps, pois, themes, docs.
Maybe some of you have already seen that multilingual maps now available for download – we will present these maps in brief later on.
Dear OpenAndroMaps Community!
Unitl now the map starting position after loading a new map was set to the arithmetical center of the area the map covered.
Unfortunatelly sometimes, at high zoom levels and with GPs device disabled, you ended up in the blue sea or in the middle of nowhere after loading a map.
From now on every map has its own starting position set by hand – usually the capital of the country/region or a well known natural preserve or something like this.
As an example: Loading a fresh map of Cannary Islands – until know you ended up in the blue sea, from now on the map starting point will be N28,46560° W16,25398° = Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
This improvement is the reason why the update for March is delayed for a few days – the map starting points for ~270 maps have to be defined. The updated maps should be available from 7th of March on starting with Europe/Germany.
Tobias & Christian
Dear members of the OpenAndroMaps community,
another year is drawing to a close, already the fifth year for OAM.
When I first started producing vector maps it wasn’t possible to imagine what great success the idea of free hiking and cycling maps in a compact format would be.
Five years are a long time in an era in which continous and accelerating change is the only constant.
Without my ally Tobias, who is continually pushing forward and is creating the best possible renderthemes, OAM wouldn’t be what it is today – probably the best vector maps for all outdoor fanatics and travellers.
A new member of the team is Michael, who made the new world overview maps – in excellent quality.
I also like to thank all users who made the effort to register in our forum and give hints, suggestions and error reports. This is very important for us as we can be routine-blinded or just lack the time to test every map update for errors. Although our standard is and can only be absolutely professional, we do all this in our rare spare time and with only a tiny budget.
Our goal is to sustain and enhance this project and ask you kindly to further support us.
The OAM team wishes you all a merry christmas!
Tobias, Michael, Christian
The Smartscreen filter of MS Internetexplorer/Edge reports OpenAndroMaps website as “unsafe”.
If you have doubts about the integrity of OpenAndroMaps please perform a check on a meta-virusengine like Virustotal or a similar service. These services checks a website against the databases of numerous virustools of high reputation like Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Avast, etc..
In case of OpenAndroMaps the result ist : Clean Site
If you have already installed a solid virustool on your machine or mobile device there is no need for MS Smartfilter cause most of these tools are scanning the traffic of many webbrowsers (not only MSIE/Edge) and check downloaded fieles too.
There is a document on the MS support site that teaches how to report a false positive to Microsoft or how to disable the Smartscreen filter (in case that you already installed a virustool):