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Open Street Map is a great service which I've come to rely upon, hence my frustration today. I use it to select walks on public footpaths, daily. The map isn't downloading, more than half, and repeated page reloads and waits don't solve the situation. Is this a back end hardware or bandwidth issue? Is there anything users can do to help?

asked 03 Aug '11, 13:45

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"Is there anything users can do to help?"

Stop reloading the page repeatedly. ;)

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answered 03 Aug '11, 14:28

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Got it, thanks :-)

(03 Aug '11, 14:33) roo moncreiff

This is indeed not a very "constructive" answer. Maybe a thought on how the infrastructure could be improved or enabling donations for specific purpose (tile server power?) would have more value here - at least for me.

(14 Nov '11, 12:27) Kozuch

You can have a look at the general platform status here and on the server statistics for the mapnik server here. Currently there is indeed a problem indicated for the tile-server ("many tiles not loading").

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answered 03 Aug '11, 14:15

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Roger that, thanks :-)

(03 Aug '11, 19:10) roo moncreiff

You can also ease the pain by using standalone software (such as marble, but there are many) instead of the website. The proper cacheing alone makes things much faster (and lighter on the server), but there are other worthwile niceties.

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answered 03 Aug '11, 15:44

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Very helpful - thanks v much :-)

(03 Aug '11, 19:10) roo moncreiff
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