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#1 2012-12-17 08:20:40

feihC
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Registered: 2012-12-17
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OSM, Self-Hosted where to start?

Hi Guys,

I've been doing some reading on OSM, however just need a small nudge in the correct direction.  OpenStreetMaps looks incredible, and I would like to use it as a basis for a meteorological project, and in turn contribute back some of the information we gather. 

Where can I gather information, or can you share some links to hosting your own OpenStreetMap setup?
I have also stumbled over http://leafletjs.com/ which looks like a nice front end.

Any help and nudges in the right direction appreciated.

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#2 2012-12-17 12:36:55

Vclaw
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From: Alba
Registered: 2009-02-25
Posts: 522
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Re: OSM, Self-Hosted where to start?

This website is a very useful guide: http://switch2osm.org/
It explains how to use tiles, and how to setup a tile server.

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#3 2012-12-18 16:07:46

feihC
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Registered: 2012-12-17
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Re: OSM, Self-Hosted where to start?

Hi Vclaw,

Really appreciate that, I spent hours reading about setting up a "Tile Server" and what's involved.  Software side I seem sorted, my next step is hardware. 
It's serving our internal use, and on a small traffic website.  Immediate updates isn't time critical, so I was looking at something like the following:

Intel E3 Xeon Quad Core
16GB Ram
8x 1TB Hard Drives Raid10
2x SSDs for Caching (flashcache)

Would anyone here whom currently runs a tile server consider this adequate?

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