According to Andy Allan from the Operations Work Group, this investment will allow OpenStreetMap to handle its explosive growth for at least over the next 12 months. Beyond this immediate hardware upgrade, there are plans to further split out functionality that would increase this time horizon. Scaling OpenStreetMap for years to come will be a larger conversation that we here at MapBox are looking forward to be a part of.
To contribute to this vital upgrade, just use the OpenStreetMap Foundation’s donation form. For any questions around larger contributions, please contact Simon Poole, chairman of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, directly. If you’re coming out to State of the Map US in San Francisco look out for Birds of a Feather sessions on fundraising and architecture for a future OpenStreetMap infrastructure.