Tuesday, 30 March 2010

OSM Mapper Is Receiving Some TLC

As some of you have noticed, OSM Mapper isn't updating right now. Why you may ask? Well the OSM planet file was broken for a week, which is essential so we couldn't do much about that, and take a look at this:


Thanks to the growth of the OSM community, the data is growing exponentially. We are amazed and delighted by this growth, but it does give us some development challenges with our global OSM model. We've taken the down-time as an opportunity to take a look at how we process OSM data.

Fear not, Hal is working on our new and improved global OSM model. We'll let you know when the new model is in operation and OSM Mapper is updating again.

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6 comments:

Brian said...

Glad to hear it. Getting severe withdrawal symptoms

Gregory Marler said...

Can you explain what that graph means. Is it number of edits made in a say, with the colours being the experience level the user has? How is experienced measured, edits they have made over all, or how long they have been an OSM user?

Paul Johnson said...

How's the progress on the fix coming along?

@Osbornec said...

Easter holidays delayed us, we expect the next import of the OSM planet file to work fine... fingers crossed we will be up and running very soon.

Peter Miller said...

Explanation of the image: All editors starting within each 6 month period are allocated the same colour. The top part shows the absolute number of edits on each day coded by the editor's 'colour' and the lower bar is compressed into a fixed height. What it shows is how long people keep editing over time with between 50% and 80% of earlier editors not still editing any more.

Andrew said...

absolutely love your work - would be lost without this little tool.