I’ve succeeded in doing a full planet import now, so rendering requests are not limited to just Europe anymore.
Currently the database is not fully up to date, but I hope to have minutely changeset import running by the end of the weekend.
You may have noticed that the services on this domain were a bit slow the last few days. This was due to a new database import running in the background, importing an OSM extract of all of Europe instead of just Germany.
Sven Geggus has announced the release of the new CartoOSM based German style for http://openstreetmap.de/
My MapOSMatic instance now also provides the new style (along with the old one for now).
A long time ago I did a simple step by step guide for creating slippy maps with OpenLayers, mostly as a brain dump for myself back then …
I now finally got to doing the same for Leaflet and some of its plugins and created a Leaflet version, too.
I added some more improvements to my MapOSMatic instance:
Especially the “printable maps” one went pretty well, and several great ideas and feature requests were brought up in the Q&A part and in the hallway discussion afterwards …
Aside from celebrating the 12th OSM birthday I continued to hack on my local MapOSMatic instance, the web editor for printable neighborhood maps, and MariaDB/MySQL and SpatiaLite backends for osm2pgsql.
I created a new web frontend to the MapOSMatic rendering backend that supports putting POI markers on a slippy map and then renders a map with markers set on the map and a customized index sidebar that contains given marker titles and icons.
My instance of MapOSMatic and its OCitysMap render backend now both support rendering of overlay stylesheets on top of the selected base style.