Because of the requests costs (AWS cloudfront charges requests), I would like to know is there any way to lower the requests of map PNG tile files?
I know I can do something by limiting the zoom leves, setting cache-control, and setting bound limits, but what about the size of the png file?
Currently I have 256x256 sized PNG files, how does the 512x512 differ from them?
Does it mean that if I server larger tile files, there is less requests?
When I read the Maperitive instructions:
"resolution: the rate of tile resolution (integer value >= 1; the default value 1 means standard resolution - 256x256 pixels). If you, for example, set it to 2, tiles will have 512x512 pixels, but will cover the same map area - this is useful for generating tiles for Retina displays.
I understand that the phrase “will cover the same map are” says that actually with 512px sized tiles there is same amount of server requests as with 256px ? Is it really so and why?