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Overview of Vector Tiles

Byron South
Friday, 12:10pm – 20 min
Paul Norman

Vector tiles are starting to see independent adoption, but the technical choices are still confusing, with many options available to both generate and render them. This talk goes over

  • what vector tiles are
  • the strengths and weaknesses of vector tiles
  • software to generate vector tiles with
  • techniques when writing vector tiles

For this talk the same vector tile schema will be implemented in the different software used to generate vector tiles, and then compared.

Once vector tiles are generated, they need to be displayed as an image to be useful, so the options for doing this are covered too.