Last week this MapOSMatic instance processed its 40,000s map request, for a map of Sindelfingen, Germany.
While request numbers per day are fluctuating quite a bit there’s an obvious, but slow upwards trend, with typically over a hundred requests processed per day.
Fun fact: over the last year activity slowly shifted from peaks on weekends to higher activity on regular weekdays.
If you want to have a look for yourself: here are the Munin monitorign graphs
I’m preparing to move to new (faster and more affordable) server.
If all goes well I’ll move services over to the new machine on Sunday evening (September 30th, 18:00UTC).
During the switchover the service will be offline for an hour or two, for moving over existing rendering results to the new machine and doing some testing.
After that rendering should be a little bit faster as all databases will fit on the machines SSDs then, and there will be enough “rotating rust” HDD space for keeping rendered results around for a few months instead of just a some two weeks again.
The OSM Carto standard style, and its German countarpart, have been upgraded to v4.15.0.
Continue reading “Style updates”
The first public version of the HTTP API is now live, allowing you to submit render request from within your own applications.
Also new, shorter, host names now exist to access the service, instead of https://maposmatic.osm-baustelle.de/ you can now also use https://print.get-map.org/ and https://api.get-map.org/ , all of these being aliases for the same MapOSMatic instance.
There’s also API documentation, including a few simple PHP example programs, available as HTML and PDF
I pushed some changes live today, there were a few gliches during the transition, but all things should be back to working state now.
Continue reading “Site updates”
It is now possible to render single page maps without the blue title bar by simply leaving the “title” field in the last form step empty.
Next: optionally remove the map grid, too, for a really raw map
OpenStreetMap Carto, Waymarked, and OpenTopoMap styles have been updated. Belgian and Swiss styles have been added.
Continue reading “Style updates and additions”
I have updated the frontend code a bit, by finally upgrading to Bootstrap v3.x and by improving navigation between form parts of the “Create Map” form.
Continue reading “Frontend updates”
Something has gone wrong with the regular updates of the routes database somehow, so I have to do a re-import of that data from scratch.
While this re-import is onging the WayMarkedTrails overlays will be disabled.
None of the other map styles and overlays will be affected though, so most of the service will continue to be available.
Today the MapOSMatic service on this server served its twenty-thousands map request since it started a bit more than two years ago on May 3rd, 2016.
At the current rate of incoming requests the next 20K will take less than a year, or maybe even half a year only if the average amount of requests continues to grow 🙂