April 12 & 13, 2014 State of the Map US

Processing OpenStreetMap into vector tiles

Day: Sunday
Time: 2:00pm

Vector tiles are used heavily at Mapbox for streaming OpenStreetMap data over the web. Rendering custom maps and querying features for reverse geocoding are driving the design of our vector tiles, but this is just the beginning. This talk will focus on what we’ve learned after a year of production use and what’s in store for future advances in the format. Along the way we will highlight libraries for creating vector tiles in Javascript and C++, methods for compositing multiple tile sources, and techniques for fast decoding in the browser and on mobile devices.


Interested in sponsoring? Email bonnie@openstreetmap.us to learn more.