Commit 397e7ebb authored by Eric - kg6wxc's avatar Eric - kg6wxc
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more README changes

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Apache webserver (or equiv)
PHP
PHP mysqli extension
MySQL/MariaDB
An available AREDN Mesh node, preferably connected to an AREDN network...
Map Tiles, either in a static directory or available via some tile server.
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MAP TILE SERVER INFO
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Without a map tile server, Mesh users may not see any map tiles. On the mesh, you cannot expect the client
to have internet access in order to retrieve the tiles, you must provide them yourself, one way or another.
It is way beyond the scope of this README file to help in setting up a map tile server.
**Without a map tile server or static tiles, Mesh users may not see any map tiles.**
On the mesh, you *cannot* expect the client to have internet access in order to retrieve the tiles,
you must provide them yourself, one way or another.
The main map webpage will *try* and check for internet access in the near future. (it's in the works)
It is *way* beyond the scope of this README file to help in setting up a map tile server.
You are unfortunaly on your own there.
It is a time consuming and computationaly expensive process, but can be done on "normal" hardware.
It also takes 100's of GB of HD space if you want to map the entire world.
A good place to start for more info is: https://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/
If you attempt it, be patient, you will get it wrong more than a few times but in the end you might be suprised. :)
It also takes 100's of GB of HD space if you want to map the entire world, and that *does not* include the tiles themselves, that is only for the data required to **make** the map tiles.
A good place to start for more info is: [https://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/](https://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/)
If you attempt it, be patient, you *will* get it wrong more than a few times but in the end you might be suprised. :)
INITIAL SETUP FOR A RASPBIAN 9 (Stretch) SYSTEM
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