Higher Contrast for difficult hiking trails (T4-T6)

First of all – the new map compilation server runs stable and is well secured – so I don’t fear that there could be any intruders again. I’ve been hiking and trailrunning with my maps lately quite a lot – and noticed that it was sometimes difficult to see difficult hiking trails on the OpenMTBMap, T4 to T6 on the maps. So all maps updated since 20.08 or later now have a higher contrast layout for those hiking trails.

Also on the desktop (trad.typ) layout of the OpenMTBMap – I’ve changed how the contourlines are displayed a little bit. The standard layout without definitions by Garmin is very nice – but the labels for the altitude are too large and prominent. So I went back to custom layout for 50m and 100/200/300/…. meter lines – as the labelling cannot be changed alone. I’m not sure if I will change the VeloMap too to the same layout. So far no change here for the VeloMaps.

Lastly there was a bug in the OpenMTBmaps, that the combination of: incline=up or incline=>0 (not incline=down), mtb:scale=1 and mtb:scale:uphill=1 – gave wrong arrow direction (all other combinations of these keys/tags were fine – […]

Sorry for No Map Updates the Last 3 Weeks – and Happy Birthday -10 years OpenMTBMap.org

Map Updates overdue for 3 Weeks

First of all a big big sorry – the last map updates are overdue for 3 weeks. This is the first time ever that there have been no map updates for such a long long time! I’m right now trying quite hard to learn Chinese – and so in May I spent 4 weeks in China. It was a nice trip – however 2 days after arriving the map compilation server (it’s completely independent of the website server) got hacked and encrypted. The attackers must have used one of the several Windows RDP bugs (a brute force attack on the password seems highly unlikely). This is the first time one of my servers actually got hacked in 10 years. Now had I been in anywhere else in the world (but China, Cuba or North Korea) fixing this and setting up the server from scratch would have been pretty easy. Being in China and needing to pass the notoriously slow Chinese great firewall – I could not fix it.

There has been no breach of any user data (the data is on another server). Also there were no compromitted maps or anything harmful […]