Servers/Tile CDN

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OpenStreetMap's own servers are run entirely on donated resources. They have strictly limited capacity.

To improve this capacity, OpenStreetMap needs more resources.

If you are a company or individual and want to help OpenStreetMap to run local tile server for your region, we will appreciate your help.

Basic regional tile delivery server requirements:

  • 16 GB RAM (at least; better 32 GB);
  • Fast network connection with high usage or unlimited traffic; (Traffic is directed by GeoDNS)
  • Full root/sudo access (Remote Management beneficial eg: HP Integrated Lights-Out);
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit (AMD64);
  • Storage of at least 146GB excluding OS. (10kRPM disk or better preferred)

If you are able and willing to provide such setup, please send an email to

Current Tile CDN setup:

Traffic Estimates

During January 2013 the CDN served approximately 37400GB (inbound+outbound). Growth rate is approximately 3% month on month.

Outbound Traffic breakdown per country in bits per second. in March 2013. Inbound is approximately 10% of outbound.