it has been several days of waiting, and it looks like my tile server is finally up and running, but I'm not seeing what I expected. what is the easiest way to view m maps now to really test and make sure the server is working correctly. I have some software that I built the OSM Server for, but that is not working right now and I want to be sure that the tile server is doing what it supposed to be doing. If I brows to http://192.168.1.24/hot/0/0/0.png, I do get a plain White and blue map image of the world, but I have loaded north america, and was expecting to see something a bit more detailed. If I watch on the command line and monitor the rendering, I can change the z/x/y settings and see renderd and debug lines come up, but I'm still not getting a detailed map of anything. Is there an easy way to dump the tiles to a website to view the map?

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Simply set up a small web page with OpenLayers or Leaflet (e.g. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OpenLayers_Simple_Example, follow instructions under "Other tile sets" to add your own tiles). You could even BBBike's map compare service and add your own server as an extra layer (https://mc.bbbike.org/mc/ then follow "console" link in the footer to add your own tile URL). Needless to say, both depend on your tile server being accessible from wherever you run the browser.

A "white and blue world map but no details" usually means that your rendering toolchain works in principle, but the renderer cannot access the database right; either your database is empty, or you have configured the renderer to access a wrong one, or your data is in the wrong projection and therefore all appears at 0;0, something like that.

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Ifollowed the instructions from https://switch2osm.org/manually-building-a-tile-server-18-04-lts/ , but I changed the username from renderaccount, and wonder if I missed a setting somewhere and left one of the usernames set as renderaccount instead of my new account. would you have a good starting point to see if it was missed somewhere. usually when I hit a roadblock like this, I will wipe the drive and reinstall, but now with all of the data that took days to render, I don't want to restart if I don't have to.

(02 Aug, 20:13) KD7VEA

There are a few other things that you can do. I'd start with these:

1) You can try and search for some data that should have been loaded, such as this node (a city in Nebraska):

psql gis
gis=> SELECT * FROM planet_osm_nodes WHERE (id = 151398920);

It should come back and provide details and say "(1 row)".

2) You can look at what's happening in the syslog file and investigate any errors in there.

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