The OpenStreetMap Foundation Operations Working Group wants to thank all the recent donations of nodes for our tile cache CDN:
Tile cache nodes allow us to serve all users by answering map tile requests closer to the user, giving a faster response time, reducing rendering server load, and saving international bandwidth.
Caches added in 2019
In 2019, thanks to sponsors, caches have been hosted in the following countries:
- Necrosan by MilkyWan
- Norbert hosted by Grifon
- Naga supported by Dorian and hosted by ProxGroup in Paris
Chinese Dragon by Nyo, public domain
OpenStreetMap has an internal server naming theme based on fictional dragons, as in “here be dragons“.
Would you like to host a tile cache?
If you operate an internet exchange, host company, or otherwise have a site with good internet connectivity and high regional bandwidth, you can look at the tile CDN node requirements. We welcome hosting of tile caches elsewhere, and are particularly looking for tile caches in Africa and Asia. If you are interested, please contact us.
Domain name sponsoring by Gandi
Gandi, in addition to hosting the new tile cache server Gackelchen in Bissen, Luxembourg and supporting OpenStreetMap France (an OSM Foundation Local Chapter) are now very generously sponsoring many of our domain names. We would like to thank them for their support.
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