OSM has traditionaly run nearly everything off on one box. The wiki, mailing lists, source repository… everything. These little bits have now been moved to a VM machine donated by bytemark. Thus the wiki is now at wiki.openstreetmap.org, subversion source is at svn.openstreetmap.org, mailing lists are at lists.openstreetmap.org and the bug database trac is at trac.openstreetmap.org.
All this takes load off of the main machine and allows for easy migration in the future.
Etienne Cherdlu writes:
I’m pleased to announce that the main carriageways of all mainland UK motorways have been completed. Over 3,000 km of roadway.
This does not include motorways in Northern Ireland nor does it include motorway sections of A roads, so there is still plenty of work to do.
Indeed, the user contributions are now outstripping the current editing software! In the works is functionality to classify the motorways so they can be rendered more effectively in our map drawing software and used effectively in any future routing algorithms.
Still, this is an excellent result, well done to the UK Motorways team, who could still use your help in adding/refining junctions and checking for consistency.
In other news, OpenStreetMap gained it’s 1000th registered user just before the new year.
OpenStreetMap has had a couple of server problems over the past few days with a debian upgrade breaking the server. This is now fixed.
After the successful pledge where people signed Jo’s minifesto and gave 10 pounds to support open geodata we have another pledge for you: “I will enter the location (coordinates from my GPS) and postcode of every place I visit (house, pub, shop..) to freethepostcode.org for a week but only if 10 other people will too.” Sign up here!
There is a good lineup at the WSFII in London on the Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd of October. I’ll be speaking there, at least.
Tom has written a whizzy new applet that I’ve put up to replace the horrid old one.
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Yes, its coming up to the one year anniversary of the arbitrarily chosen
domain registration timestamp! Fire up whois and behold 09-Aug-2004
What: OSM Party 1.0. Beer then food by popular vote (Brick Lane?) Good
company, beer and mapping conversation. Special event at 18:47:25!
When: 9th Aug 2005, 6pm onward
Where: Strongroom Bar, 120-124 Curtain Road, LONDON, EC2A 3SQ
Reminder will be sent at one week and at one day beforehand.