Featured tile layers/Updates

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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.

Z12 Updates

  1. Go to www.openstreetmap.org
  2. Navigate to the area you are interested in and zoom down to level 12.
  3. Use right-click to find/copy the URL of the stale tile.
  4. Paste the tile's URL into the address bar.
  5. At the end of the URL, add /dirty and then press Enter.
  6. 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?

Lowzoom renders

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.

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