Questions tagged [vector-tiles]

A mechanism for distributing vector data following the same tile numbering scheme as widely used raster tiles. Used by Google, Mapbox and other major mapping providers.

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canvas vs webgl client library to draw map vector tiles [closed]

For a map application using pbf vector tiles, should I go with Tangrams which uses webgl to draw the tiles or some other library (e.g. Hoverboard)? Tangrams looks very promising since it abstracts ...
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installing geojson-vt with Leaflet

I need help using the leaflet plugin geojson-vt. According to tutorials, like this one on http://bl.ocks.org/Sumbera/c67e5551b21c68dc8299, there should be a js file called geojson-vt-dev.js. When I ...
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Rendering tm2 projects? [closed]

What are the options for rendering tm2 projects? As far as I know the open source Mapbox tm2 projects have proprietary data sources (like OSM Bright 2), thus they are of little use, but some other ...
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How to either cache or serve locally tm2 vector tiles downloaded from mapbox studio

I'm trying to locally host / serve / cache a set of tiles for a very small geographic area in a mapbox js application I'm building. I've been searching for a way to do this, but most of the info I've ...
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How to compile Mapnik 2.2.0 with mapnik-vector-tile headers

I want to generate vector tiles with Mapnik 2.2.0 (That's the latest version that can be installed on debian wheezy). According to this answer, I need to compile mapnik with mapnik-vector-tile which ...
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Retrieve MapBox tiles in vector format rather than raster

I am using MapBox and I would like to render my tiles directly from vector format but I was not able to find how to retrieve the tiles in vector format rather than bitmap. So, when I use this url: ...
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Tile server that outputs .svg tiles instead of raster?

Is there one? I found all major suppliers work with raster output (png) not vector (svg). I wonder why.
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How to merge layers from two vector tiles with Mapnik?

I'm using Mapnik + Mapbox nodejs stack. Given two vector tiles (PBFs) for the same location/zoom, with some layers having the same name in both. How do I merge them into one PBF tile - replacing ...
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Wrapping vector tiles generated by geojson-vt

I've followed the example in geojson-vt, and am able to generate vector tiles from my geoJson source. However, I can't read these tiles with mapbox-gl-js or Leaflet.MapboxVectorTile because I don't ...
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How to run Mapbox Vector Tile Mini Server? [closed]

I am trying to make an offline map for the vector tiles that I've exported from Mapbox Studio (mbtiles). I found this : https://github.com/BergWerkGIS/mini-server I have it downloaded on my ...
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Leaflet with GeoJSON Tiles and a Partitioned Datastore

I'm looking at displaying a frequently updated (potentially thousands of points per second) global dataset of locations on a tiled slippy map. Functionally I'm just going to be putting a marker down ...
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Offline Vector Tile Map for Android and iOS app [closed]

I am trying to generate vector files and store them in a MBtiles file to make them available for download within the app. (I have also tried with raster tiles and TileMill but the file were too large: ...
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How to reduce large dataset for processing by Tippecanoe and upload to Mapbox

I'm a masters student at the University of Washington without any background in geo, so if this question seems naive or unclear, I apologize. Please let me know if I can add any information for ...
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simplify tiled geometries while preserving anything on the edge

I have a dataset of polygons split into evenly sized tiles. How can I go about simplifying them, but not along the tile edges, so that there aren't any gaps between continuous features when the tiles ...
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Do Vector-tile file-names need zoom levels and if so, why?

I'm new to mapping and m looking to self-host some PBF-based vector tile files, mainly for a hybrid mobile app (Phonegap, HTML5, Openlayers or Mapbox-GL-JS). If I need to generate or pre-render ...
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Generating vector tiles with Mapnik

Is it possible to generate Vector Tiles using the 2.2.0 Mapnik release? If so, please give a sample configuration or point to an example.
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Add vector tile sources to QGIS

Is it possible to add vector tile sources (using MapBox's protocol buffers format, or GeoJSON, or otherwise) to QGIS? If so, how? (My question is a bit similar to Can the new Mapbox Vector Tiles be ...
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WFS to Vector Tiles

Is there, by some miracle, an existing piece of software which is able to convert a (3rd party, GeoServer) WFS feed into vector tiles? In a utopian world, this would happen on the fly, but a download/...
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Mapbox GL JS with self hosted vector tiles has missing levels?

Using Mapbox GL JS with self hosted vector tiles in protobuf format where it looks for tiles using {z}/{x}/{y}.pb paths. I have a scenario where I only have data for zoom levels 9, 11 and 13. Is ...
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How to load geojson vector tiles from mapbox id?

I have some data hosted on mapbox and I'm trying to load it as tiled geojson into Leaflet from its mapbox id (I just want to get plain geojson, I'm not trying to render it). How can I achieved that? ...
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Difference between TileStache and Geoserver?

I have troubles to understand the differences between TileStache and Geoserver. My goal is to serve tiled geoJson through a restFull API and consume it with Leafet. Which one is the best for this ...
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vector tiling of point set

I have large point set which I want to overlay on open-Street map. That is to create vector tiles of the point set based on zoom levels of the underlying Open-Street map. For example if the current ...
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How to cache and server pre-rendered vector tiles in pbf format?

I want to serve vector tiles server in pbf format. For that I used Mapnik-vector-tiles which is bundled by avecado. Using avecado_server i can render pbf tiles on the fly using ./avecado_server -b ...
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Self-hosting Mapbox vector tiles

As presented in a talk at FOSS4G Mapbox Studio allows to create Mapbox vector tiles and export them as a .mbtiles file. The mapbox-gl.js library can be used to dynamically style and render Mapbox ...
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How to render Mapbox Vector Tiles from OSM data?

I'd like to render my own vector tiles in the Mapbox Vector Tile format (MVT) format using OpenStreetMap data (ultimately for use with Mapbox's hot Mapbox GL JS client renderer). Is TileStache + ...
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How are OSM tags mapped to fields in Mapbox Streets vector tiles?

I recently started experimenting with Mapbox Studio and have encountered some discrepancies between feature tags in OSM and the corresponding feature fields in the vector tiles from Mapbox Streets. ...
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Why aren't Mapbox vector tiles rendered in the browser?

Would it be technically possible to have Mapbox's compact vector tile format sent to the client (instead of PNG tiles), then rendered inside the browser with JS code? Second question: when using TM2/...
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Tilemill 2 (not v1): How to set map extents or bounds for export?

I'm using Tilemill 2 and trying to set bounds or extents in order to reduce file size but I can't figure where to do that. I'm also getting a 422 error when trying to upload to my mapbox account and ...
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Is it possible to add house numbers using the Mapbox Street Vector Tiles source in Tilemill2?

Title says it all. Does anyony know if the house number is included in Mapbox’ vector tiles, and if so how to access it for styling? Thanks for any advice!
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How can I export MBTiles from TileMill 2?

In TileMill 1 it was easy to export MBTiles for a selected region with my own style. In TileMill 2 I can only package the style or export vector tiles from a previously imported datasource. How can I ...
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How can I add vector tiles to my tileserver?

I created my own tileserver under ubuntu 12.04 as described here: http://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/building-a-tile-server-from-packages/ now I want to serve the tiles as vectors, I found this: ...
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What does vector tiled map mean?

I'm working on an application that renders GeoJSON into OpenLayers map. The idea is about not having PNG images downloaded from external services (OSM or Bing) but having geo-information in GeoJSON ...
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basic question about mapnik

I am new in mapnik, and I found mapnik at OSM wiki page. And I am interested in it, but I have some question. 1 the mapnik work scope It seems that it is a library for map rendering(creation), ...
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Can the new Mapbox Vector Tiles be used as a QGIS basemap?

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 ...
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Libraries to render vector-based maps in the browser

Is there a open source JavaScript library like Leaflet or OpenLayers which can be used in a web or mobile application and loads vector-based maps instead of images? I only need the road information ...
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Rendering problems for some polygons in a Leaflet map with a GeoJSON tile provider

New to mapping. Trying to create a heat map with data that updates every hour for US Counties with leaflet.js similar to http://leaflet.cloudmade.com/examples/choropleth-example.html. But, adding ...
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Tiling Vector data without losing geometrical and topological information

I am trying to figure out a way to sub-divide a vector based map into smaller blocks. I can tile the map based on different strategies such as q-tree. However, it is unavoidable to cut some polylines ...
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What is the wire format for Google's new vector map tiles?

Google recently released new vector cartography for their mobile maps. I'm curious if anyone here has any insight into the wire format they use for transmission? I've experimented with a few formats ...
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Create Vector Tiles for Polymaps

Ok, likely my bad for not making it to WhereCamp5280 and asking the FortiusOne geeks directly, but what's the process for creating GeoJSON 'tiles' for use in Polymaps? The Population example over at ...