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Geofabrik Releases Tile Server Code

8.03.2010 | Frederik Ramm

One of the work horses behind any OpenStreetMap web map is the tile server – people either use the existing server or set up their own. The software used to run the tile server is open source, but it proved insufficient for a sophisticated tile server installation we recently did for one of our clients. This led to the development of an advanced queuing and tile rendering system we named Tirex.

The client for whom we developed Tirex, Enaikoon GmbH in Berlin, is in the telematics business. They are OSM and Open Source friendly and allowed us to bundle the whole thing into a GPL release that is likely to benefit other users of OSM data. We have uploaded the full source code and documentation to the OpenStreetMap SVN. Details can be found on the OpenStreetMap Wiki.