Currently I’m trying to download some Garmin-compatible maps, but I see the download is quite slow.
Would it be a solution to use bittorrent for the distribution of maps, this would allow users to seed maps for a longer time, offloading the process from the current OSM servers.
I assume this has been suggested quite a few times before, but I do not see any clear location.
One logic place would be a .torrent file or magnet link besides the original files, like in here:
Hi and welcome to OSM and the forum
Since OSM is just the database and doesn’t provide any maps you have to contact the individual map creators.
Which one? There are lots of different OSM-based maps for Garmin available, and you can also create your own - see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin.
I don’t think that a “torrent” solution makes much sense, since as soon as you’ve downloaded a map it’s out of date because someone’s added something new to OSM.
I think I understand you, could you clarify your request?