Monthly Archives: May 2016

Server maintenance May 13-15

Some secondary services like the wiki may be affected by maintenance this weekend. Following this weekend, OpenStreetMap users may experience some slow uploads due to continued tuning after our recent database move.

On Monday May 9, our Operation Team smoothly moved the master OSM database server to Bytemark hosting, from Imperial College. Setting up multiple data center redundancy avoided further downtime due to planned power testing and maintenance at the Imperial data centre.

Over the weekend, we are switching some additional services to Bytemark, due to that power maintenance at Imperial. Primary OSM services will be operational, but the Wiki will be in read-only mode during this time. The slow uploads are a known issue, and are being addressed following the maintenance this weekend. More details on the talk mailing list.

OpenStreetMap Foundation is Hiring an Administrative Assistant

The OpenStreetMap Foundation Board is looking for a detail oriented, part-time administrative assistant with a passion for open communities, who can help accelerate the work of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. Sharp organization and communication skills, and excitement for the mission of OSM will be helpful.

The role’s responsibilities will be to help prepare for meetings, tracking action items and votes; ensure excellent communication between our volunteer community members, working groups and the board; handle inquiries and communicate on behalf of the foundation; and organize our paperwork and publish routine matters.

Is this you? Or know a great candidate? You have until Friday, June 10 (extended!) to apply.

This is the full job posting. Email with applications and any questions.

Registration is Now Open for State of the Map!

early bird tickets!

Early bird tickets for State of the Map 2016 are now on sale! Come register for this international gathering of the OpenStreetMap community. Move fast. We might sell out! 😉

State of the Map offers value for anyone excited about open location data. Our main conference days will feature nearly 50 talks, open spaces for gatherings, and exhibition areas where individuals and organizations can meet. Hundreds of OpenStreetMap community members are expected to attend and we want you there! Register now or if you need financial assistance, apply for a scholarship.

Here are your links:

The early bird catches the worm. Or “Le monde appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt.” The world of OpenStreetMap belong to those who get (tickets) early.

Planned server outage – 9th May

The Operations Working Group are in the process of planning some hardware moves as a result of maintenance at our primary datacentre. The plans are subject to change, but these moves are expected to take place on Monday 9th May (a week from today), and this will mean a period of read only operation lasting for up to 24 hours (into Tuesday).

The read-only period will mean the OpenStreetMap website and map is still available, but no map editing will be possible during this time.

The ‘2016 May server maintenance’ wiki page has some more technical details, and will be updated with more precise timing information as the plans are finialised in the coming days.

We’re putting out this announcement to give some advanced notice, but we appreciate some people will be wanting to know more about the exact timings of the read-only period. Please have patience. The Operations Working Group are busy making plans, and will aim to firm things up in the coming days.