Many of you know that I provide a bilingual rendering with some adaptations specially for Thailand. This is available at the address http://thaimap.osm-tools.org/.
As I noticed a steady growth of access numbers during the last month I decided to get some statistic.
In May 2013 my map answered around 5.8 million tile requests.
That’s great. I’m pleased to see that OSM in Thailand has reached a level where it’s actually useful.
What makes me worry: 3 millions of the requests come from a single app. And another 1.8 million from another tile scraper.
And no one asked me beforehand whether it’s ok to do so.
If you are one of the people who uses my tile server inside their app: Please contact me.
Don’t worry: as long as the server can handle the load I’ll continue to provide tiles to the world free of charge and pay for the server bill from my own pocket.
But in case I have to modify anything on the server this might cause your app to stop working. And I want to have a way to tell you before so you can prepare.