On Jan 13, 2012 3:37 AM, "Mikel Maron" <mikel_ma...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Over the past couple days, I gave some assistance to someone setting up
their own tile infrastructure. They mostly got along on their own,
following http://weait.com/content/build-your-own-openstreetmap-server, and
picking through the wiki, but they definitely could've had an easier time.
> And we should expect more of this soon, and we want this! Nestoria and
StreetEasy switching, the Wired article. Just the beginning.

Yes. The time when people are recognising the power of OSM is here. We
should welcome everyone.

> How do we help folks get their tile servers up and running even easier.
Here's some suggestions we discussed...
> 1) Clear instructions, at an easily findable address (outside the wiki,
which is hard to follow) (anyone register switch2osm.com? or tryosm.org).
Should include some description of the different options, with links for
getting into the details ... but at least a clear guide through the well
worn path of setting up a tile server.
> 2) A packaged solution, like a chef recipe, to install everything needed.
> 3) A VM image for an open source virtualization package, that has
everything installed. May not necessarily be for production, but at least
make it easy to try things out.
> 4) ....
Might be an overkilling idea, why not some quick screen casts? I guess
videos will be more easier to grasp than guides.

> Would the EWG be the place to get this together?
> Cheers
> Mikel
> == Mikel Maron ==
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