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Talk at the Libre Software Meeting

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
Libre Software Meeting 2012 in Geneva

Libre Software Meeting 2012 in Geneva

The Libre Software Meeting is a community driven conference on open-source, which will take place this year from July 7th to July 12th in Geneva, Switzerland. The entrance to this conference is free, and it covers a very wide range of topics.

Thomas Petazzoni, one of the MapOSMatic developers, will be given a talk about MapOSMatic on Tuesday July 10th, at 5:00 PM. Don’t hesitate to join!

Issue with MapOSMatic database

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

As many of our users have seen, there is an issue with MapOSMatic currently: all maps rendered for any area outside France are empty. This is due to a new OSM database test import we have done last week-end during a MapOSMatic hackfest in San Francisco. It shouldn’t have affected the production website, but due to a configuration issue, it did affect the production website. We are currently trying to sort out the problem, but our main system administrator, Maxime Petazzoni, is away in Japan and Tawa├» for vacations. We hope to solve this problem as soon as possible, and will post a new blog entry when things are back in order.

We will also post shortly a summary of what happened during the latest MapOSMatic hackfest. We do apologize for the inconvenience caused by the temporary unavailability of MapOSMatic.

New temporary hosting

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Thanks to the FSF France and especially Laurent Guerby, we have found a new temporary hosting for MapOSMatic, on a monster machine (64 GB of RAM, 24 cores and lots of storage space). Maxime has been working this week on setting up this new machine, and he hopes to be able to restart the MapOSMatic operations next week.

However, this hosting solution is only temporary, as the server is shared with many other users and may be dedicated to other purposes in the future. We have received several proposals of donations, so we are currently discussing with existing organizations to see if they could become the legal entity that receives such donations and uses them to pay the hosting needed for MapOSMatic. We will of course post more details on this blog as those discussions progress.

Thank you for your support!

MapOSMatic rendering queue frozen

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

The new server on which we expected to migrate the MapOSMatic service proved to be less powerful than our existing system, preventing us from migrating the service. The increase of OSM data has now completely filled the 250 GB hard-drive of our current server, so we had to disable the rendering of maps. Tonight, we got access to a new, powerful enough server, so we hope to put MapOSMatic back online in one or two weeks.

However, this new hosting will not be usable on the long-term, it is only a temporary solution. We are still looking for a long-term solution to host MapOSMatic, on a machine with at least 4 GB of RAM (the more RAM the better), 2 cores and 1 TB of disk. We have received several proposals of donations, but we unfortunately do not have the legal entity to receive them for the moment. We are also considering creating such an entity, or hosting the MapOSMatic project under the umbrella of an existing entity.

If your company wants to sponsor the hosting for MapOSMatic, we’ll be very happy to show the logo of your company on the MapOSMatic frontpage, as well as a more detailed description of your company in the About page. Do not hesitate to contact us at