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Published: 17/08/2020

How to boost OSM application performance by reducing your map file size by up to 76%

How to boost OSM application performance by reducing your map file size by up to 76%
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is undoubtedly the largest mapping service created practically entirely by the Internet community. Internet users are the guarantors of up-to-date maps, road layouts, and POIs. Thus, the use of OpenStreetMap increase in various types of projects. Check how to boost OSM application performance by your map file size reduction by up to 76%.

OpenStreetMap applications

Despite its primary role - Geographical Information System mapping solution - you can also use OSM to calculate routes. This possibility has been utilized as one of the main features of Transportation Management System MuuMap, a custom software developed for the dairy industry for planning, managing, and optimizing the process of milk collection. In the case of enterprise solutions development involving mapping, the hardware requirements that increase proportionally to the map size become one of the biggest constraints. Our backend system development team prepared a step-by-step guide to boost OSM tile-server performance by reducing your map file size by up to 76%.

DAC.digital guide on map size reduction

In our latest Medium article, you will learn how to reduce the size of the map by extracting smaller fragments and removing map objects that are unnecessary for your application. In DAC.digital we use OpenStreetMap with Kubernetes. It allows us to deploy multiple instances of OSM tile-server and map-edition-server with different maps for different applications and clients. Read more on Medium.
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