Featured tile layers/Updates
When do I see my work on OpenStreetMap?
- Edits are applied to renderings database. If things are going well - every minute.
- Tiles are requested to be re-rendered when people actually look at them. Sometimes there is no spare capacity and render is old.
- Go to www.openstreetmap.org
- Navigate to the area you are interested in and zoom down to level 12.
- Use right-click to find/copy the URL of the stale tile.
- Paste the tile's URL into the address bar.
- At the end of the URL, add /dirty and then press Enter.
- The response to this request should be simply "Tile submitted for rendering"
For a complete explanation of this issue, see How often does the main (mapnik) map get updated?
March 08 saw an improved version for zoom levels 8-11 that displays town and city names in a much better fashion, as well as more detail in the roads displayed.
Stage 1 requires that a special layer be created that contains just the town and city names for zoom levels 8-11.
Stage 2 requires that all 256 z12 tiles in a z8 tile have been 'recently' rendered by the new 'Poynton' client. This client creates a special 'captionless' layer that is basically the Zoom level 12 tile with no captions.
The final stage involves running a new lowzoom process that downloads the 256 captionless z12 tiles in a z8 area from stage 2, plus the special caption tiles created in stage 1 and merges them into the new lowzoom tiles.
- Standard tile layer - displayed as "Standard" at our website
- Slippy Map page also has some details on updates
- Coastline rendering is different, and currently has a longer update cycle.