Thanks for keeping me updated.
OpenGeoServer.org is currently running on a small rented 100
Euro/Month server and with funds from Wikimedia Germany running out it
would be a pity to shut the service down, because no CPU cycles & disk
storage can be found within the vast Wikimedia Foundation
2013/11/7 Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>:
> On 11/06/2013 03:03 AM, Andreas Trawoeger wrote:
>> Hi Sumana!
>> I'm the guy working at opengeoserver.org mentioned in .
> Hi Andreas, I'm the guy tryng to cover Sumana's responsibilities while
> she is on a Sabbatical.
> I don't have anything to add to the comments made here and at the
> related bug report, but I didn't want to leave the impression that
> nobody in Sumana's end was listening. :)
> Like others have said, I believe the best approach now (and always) is
> regular and transparent communication and documentation of ongoing /
> pending tasks. This way contributors like you know what is going on and
> perhaps are able to help.
> Quim Gil
> Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation
> Maps-l mailing list
Hi folks! I am the Engineering Community Manager at the Wikimedia
Foundation, which means I'm a liaison for people who want to improve the
technical capabilities of our projects. I spoke with a few of you
offlist (including at Wikimania) about maps and Wikimedia. While I'm
still getting up to speed on the proposals and tools people have made, I
wanted to give you an update regarding what's happening with Wikimedia's
planned OpenStreetMap tileserver.
We know that we will set up a production tileserver. That is, Wikimedia
plans to have an OpenStreetMap tileserver, in production (that is, fully
supported by our Operations department and with uptime expectations
similar to those for our main sites). We need this not only for the
tools community but also for use in our official mobile apps. Brandon
Black is the contact for this. He is a member of the Operations team at
WMF. In order to set up a production-level tileserver, we will also need
a production OSM database, so he is working on figuring out how best to
grab that data from the official OSM database regularly (I am
Brandon has already started on the project of setting up the production
tileserver. I know that he will be posting regular updates at
https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/OSM_Tileserver but he is still in
the investigation and architecture phase so he does not have a timeline
yet. I'm sorry, I know that is frustrating.
Very soon after we have the production tileserver running, we plan to
replicate that OSM database to Wikimedia Labs for use on Tool Labs, or
do similar SQL import magic. People using Labs will be able to draw
data directly from that replica, and will be able to grab tiles from the
production tileserver. I'm the contact on this but since Coren
(Marc-Andre Pelletier) is the domain expert on this particular bit of
database replication, please go ahead and include both of us on any
Engineering Community Manager