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Map tile updates question

Bill Leddy
Hi all,

A very general information question about how / how often map tiles are updated.

I recently added some roads in a new development to the map and waited with great anticipation for the additions to appear. After a couple of days without joy, I "discover" GeoFabrik and saw my changes (Yee-Haw!) Since then, my changes have shown up on other maps, but strangely, I have seen that my changes appear or disappear depending on the zoom level of a given map. I though it was particularly odd that they would disappear as I zoomed in closer.

So, my typically long winded way of asking: What's going on here? Is it just a matter of resource allocation at the rendering sites?

Thanks,
    Bill Leddy
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Re: Map tile updates question

Clifford Snow

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 10:39 AM, Bill Leddy <[hidden email]> wrote:
A very general information question about how / how often map tiles are updated.

I recently added some roads in a new development to the map and waited with great anticipation for the additions to appear. After a couple of days without joy, I "discover" GeoFabrik and saw my changes (Yee-Haw!) Since then, my changes have shown up on other maps, but strangely, I have seen that my changes appear or disappear depending on the zoom level of a given map. I though it was particularly odd that they would disappear as I zoomed in closer.

So, my typically long winded way of asking: What's going on here? Is it just a matter of resource allocation at the rendering sites?

My experience is high zoom level tiles are updated within minutes. Tiles that cover larger areas take substantially longer, weeks. For example if you add a building, it should appear quickly. You may have to clear the browser cache. If you add a large feature, such as glaciers, you might wait a long time before the renderer get around to updating it. 

Work was just done recently updating the renderer which may delay it somewhat, but I haven't noticed any issues. 

BTW - to see what is mapped, check the Map Data to see what is there. Map Data is found on layers. It easier than going to Geofrabrik. 

Good luck,
Clifford


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Re: Map tile updates question

Mike Thompson
Try hitting <F5> in your browser at each zoom level.

Mike

On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 5:29 PM, Clifford Snow <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 10:39 AM, Bill Leddy <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>>
>> A very general information question about how / how often map tiles are
>> updated.
>>
>> I recently added some roads in a new development to the map and waited
>> with great anticipation for the additions to appear. After a couple of days
>> without joy, I "discover" GeoFabrik and saw my changes (Yee-Haw!) Since
>> then, my changes have shown up on other maps, but strangely, I have seen
>> that my changes appear or disappear depending on the zoom level of a given
>> map. I though it was particularly odd that they would disappear as I zoomed
>> in closer.
>>
>> So, my typically long winded way of asking: What's going on here? Is it
>> just a matter of resource allocation at the rendering sites?
>
>
> My experience is high zoom level tiles are updated within minutes. Tiles
> that cover larger areas take substantially longer, weeks. For example if you
> add a building, it should appear quickly. You may have to clear the browser
> cache. If you add a large feature, such as glaciers, you might wait a long
> time before the renderer get around to updating it.
>
> Work was just done recently updating the renderer which may delay it
> somewhat, but I haven't noticed any issues.
>
> BTW - to see what is mapped, check the Map Data to see what is there. Map
> Data is found on layers. It easier than going to Geofrabrik.
>
> Good luck,
> Clifford
>
>
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> osm_seattle.snowandsnow.us
> OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
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