Have you noticed faster tiles this week? Australia now has a map caching server located in Brisbane. The server is used to speed up the standard tile.osm.org “Mapnik” map style.
Browsing the map on http://www.openstreetmap.org/ should now be more responsive. This new server, named ‘bunyip’, first started providing tiles on Tuesday.
We thank Kris Amy for providing the server and hosting. Thank you, Kris!
If anyone experiences any issues or hiccups, please let me know.
OpenStreetMap tile servers use GeoDNS (PowerDNS with Geo backend) to locate the closest tile server. The DNS regions / cache-server can be viewed here.
To check which server you are being directed to use the command:
Grant - Part of OSM sysadmin team
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