This is a follow up from our last email some months ago. You may already
have seen today's announcement from Legal about the upcoming changes to the
transitioning towards a more modern architecture. The first phase of this
transition will be replacing Tilerator  with Tegola  as our vector
tile server. This is a change in the Maps infrastructure, so there should
be little to no impact to the end users’ experience.
It is important that we are able to provide software that is sustainable to
support, before we can guarantee a reliable user experience. Wikimedia Maps
aim to provide Wikimedia users a consistent experience contributing to and
learning about geoinformation. To achieve this goal, we will empower those
engineers maintaining the Wikimedia Maps infrastructure to do so with ease
and low effort.
If you want to learn more, please head to mediawiki.org , where you will
also find a Questions & Answers section.
Thanks, and take care,
Erica Litrenta (on behalf of the Product Infrastructure team)
Erica Litrenta (she/her)
Manager, Community Relations Specialists
Wikimedia Foundation <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Elitre_(WMF)>
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From: Stephen LaPorte <slaporte(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 5:56 PM
To: <wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, <maps-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
the access limits announced in August 2020  and implemented in October
2020 , the Wikimedia Maps service no longer supports third-party usage
of Wikimedia map tiles. We are now updating the terms to reflect this
This change will not affect support for Wikimedia Maps on the Wikimedia
projects, tools hosted on Wikimedia Cloud Services, or other allowed
Wikimedia-affiliated domains. 
If you have any suggestions, you can add them to the talk page:
before changes are made to the policy.
Stephen LaPorte (he/him/his)
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If you are a member of the Wikimaps User Group, I created a Meta page for
the user group to revitalize itself based on a message from AffCom shared
by Susanna in the Wikimaps Telegram group.
We can have some discussions here, but for transparency and because not
everyone is on this mailing list, I would suggest we do our discussions
on-wiki at the talk page as much as possible.