With the implementation of the mapbox vector tiles begs the question of how these could be used as a basemap in a QGIS printed map (assuming anyone cares about printed maps anymore!).
To use OSM data in a high-quality printed map currently involves downloading the data, styling it, and using it as the basemap - rather than using the openlayers plugin basemaps, which are rasters and do not print well at large print sizes.
I'm intrigued as to whether a mapbox OSM vector tile layer could ever be used to alleviate the download and styling of OSM data (a pain in the rear...). When I hear the word 'vector' I think of print quality...
Perhaps a mapbox QGIS plugin that allows one to sign in and use their own mapbox layers as basemaps?
Any thoughts or insights appreciated!