Hi all, I was just informed that the central ETH IT took an issue with the constant large bandwidth that the t@h server uses. In addition the server is four years old and getting old and senile...
This means that end of February, the T@h server will be shut down and go away. Unless a replacement server (&admin) is being found, that will also likely imply that the T@H service will go away (together with the tiles web server) at that point. I have previously argued, why I believe that a t@h service is not that crucial anymore, although I still believe it is good that it was there. I am not sure if and what should replace t@h, but generally speaking there are so many ways now to customize and get rendered tiles, that t@h is a bit of a dinosaur. A fun one though :-) I would like to thank the ETH Zurich, and specifically the Institute for Cartography of Prof. Lorenz Hurni (http://wwww.karto.ethz.ch) that had been sponsoring the server and the bandwidth over the course of four years. They have been very generous, and never complained about the bandwidth/diskspace we were hogging all the time. Finally a special thanks to Claudia Matthys, their IT sysadmin who helped to purchase, setup and administer the thing. Also thanks to the legions of renderers, client developers, and style tweakers, such as Bob Kare, Petschge, Dirk Lüder-Kreie, the ROMA and TRAPI developers, and the people involved in running the read-only mirror architecture. That was and is amazing work that diverse people have been putting together there. I am not that much into mapping any more, but I will hang around and am open to other fun projects. Sebastian
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