Talk:Tile servers

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Is there a a valid reason to keep this page separate from page Tiles and use magic includes? To edit Tiles I needed to google " http://otile1.mqcdn.com/tiles/1.0.0/sat/7/63/42.jpg" to find Tile servers because meaning of {{:Tile servers}} is certainly not obvious). Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 13:19, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

I also thought of merging those two wiki pages ... maybe we need a closer look what and how many other wiki pages link to each one. --Stephan75 (talk) 17:19, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Tile URLs

The tile URLs are problematic for a number of reasons:

  • Having them as clickable links means you need to right-click to copy the address, instead of just selecting text as is a more common method of copying.
  • Anybody clicking the links (for example because they didn't read the note all the way at the bottom of the table) will cause useless hits to the tile servers.
  • Webbrowsers (at least Chrome) encode URLs, which means you will actually copy "%7Bz%7D" instead of "{z}".
  • Is the "$" in front of the variable common? I know JOSM doesn't use it, and Leaflet doesn't. There should be an explanation that the "$" isn't part of the URL.

--Pbb (talk) 21:38, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Help Question

See https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/62490/update-changes-in-blackwhite-tile-map . Would it be possible to add more information to each line (and also answer that help question)?.

ipv6

Is ipv6 support really important/useful to note, especially with so prominent rendering? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 10:37, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

In my opinion it definitely is. I've had to manually search through all the domains to check if they support IPv6 (which definitely is important in 2019..). fblaese 10:39, 4 September 2019 (UTC)