Site Maintenance for Server Migration

Posted by admin on 25 August 2021 in English (English).

Greetings, fellow mapper! On behalf of the OGF Transition Team, please be advised that OGF will be temporarily unavailable from Friday 27 August, through the weekend, returning on Monday 30 August. This downtime is necessary for server migration and necessary upgrades. As part of this downtime, we are asking all users to refrain from editing the map from during this time. Any edits you make or upload during this period may be lost. (JOSM users can still work offline, but please refrain from uploading until after your account is reactivated.)

This migration will allow us to move OGF to more stable servers with added capacity, which will allow us to:

  • Bring back custom map layers, including topo map;
  • Bring the standard renderer closer to its current OSM counterpart;
  • Upgrade to newer versions of iD; and
  • Provide a more reliable mapping experience for all users.

Currently, we anticipate that no major data loss will occur: your OGF account and past edits will automatically carry over to the new server, with no action required on your part. On Monday, your password will be automatically reset. To reactivate your account, you will be asked to accept the updated Terms and Conditions before resetting your password. While we do anticipate a smooth transition, some bugs and hiccups are an inevitability. If you do come across any issues during this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are also anticipating migrating the OGF wiki the following weekend; be on the lookout for additional communication regarding that effort.

Looking forward to many more years of happy mapping,

-Mayor OGF Transition Team Communications Coordinator

Comment from Mie on 25 August 2021 at 22:53

I can’t believe it’s happening

Comment from Lithium-Ion on 25 August 2021 at 23:51

What will happen to user diaries in the transition?

Comment from CharlieG on 26 August 2021 at 00:44

This is awesome! I’m so glad that iD is getting updated and the layers are coming back. I have a question: There have been more territory owners draw their own hand-drawn maps such as Huachachi’s Bako-Huz. Will the hand-drawn/Roantrta layer be updated/expanded? Thanks!

Comment from wangi on 26 August 2021 at 01:05

It’s a process - the initial focus this weekend in on the main mapping. Other aspects will then follow on from that,

Comment from coshatiuav on 26 August 2021 at 02:01

With regards to the new renderer, amenity=embassy will be deprecated. Use office=diplomatic and diplomatic=embassy or consulate instead. - /c/

Comment from Arlo on 26 August 2021 at 05:02

“Looking forward to many more years of happy mapping”… I certainly hope so! Great news to hear and thank you for all the hard work from the OGF team :)

Comment from Huachachi on 26 August 2021 at 06:23

AMAZING. Finally OGF will work perfectly again. I wish that the coastline render problem gets fixed in the new server :) 🙂🙂

Comment from sudo91 on 26 August 2021 at 08:18

That is reassuring to hear.

Comment from KTheBritMC on 26 August 2021 at 08:38

Absolutely amazing to hear, will be looking forward to it! A long needed update is just what the server needs to thrive :)

Comment from SwissCrusader on 26 August 2021 at 14:05

Thanks for this information. Long live the OGF project !

Comment from Punkmonkey22 on 26 August 2021 at 15:58

With regards to the renderer, how similar will it be to current OSM? I know that what we have now is quite far behind.

Comment from Mapping Expert on 26 August 2021 at 17:18

It’s good to hear this! Thanks to all the people who are working for a better experience in OGF!

Comment from BelpheniaProject on 26 August 2021 at 18:30

It’s great to hear this new information regarding the OGF server migration. Hopefully, OpenGeofiction will work again without any issues.

Comment from ifgus on 26 August 2021 at 18:35

Will the “calculate route from A to B” option will be possible again? I remember using it to help myself map betterand it’s heen along time since it worked… (:

Comment from Liadrien on 26 August 2021 at 20:10

Ah! I am so happy to hear this! Coasts may finally render again!

Comment from Canada_LaVearn on 27 August 2021 at 00:26

finallly, stable servers

Comment from Juan Pablo Balam on 27 August 2021 at 03:51

Hi, I forgot the page where it was talking about offline mapping, does anyone know or have the link? plese

Comment from Kurzov on 27 August 2021 at 06:27

Wooooooooo! Finally, an update!

Comment from IlliaHai on 30 August 2021 at 10:35

Auth loose my login every two minutes. Login - go to messages - must login again Login - go to diaries, open the post - must login again Login - go edit map - must login again.

Ubuntu Linux, latest Google Chrome, no ad-block or other similar addons.

Comment from IlliaHai on 30 August 2021 at 11:12

Addition: iD uses default background imaginary from OSM: Bing, Maxar, ESRI, etc. I think they should be changed to OGF tiles: mapnik, topo.

Comment from anakes on 31 August 2021 at 17:26

Hello there

I’m seeing the changes from the weekend. Beforehand, thank you very much to all the team!!!

One question is about that specific elements of my country are not visible on any scale or map, such as water bodies (lakes), forests and some buildings. (in JOSM, these elements are visible)

I would like to know if it is something transitory, and common, or is it something else.

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