#OpenStreetMap #vector #tiles : mixing and matching engines, schemas and styles
For my next web mapping project, we’ll use vector tiles. Great. And the data will come from OpenStreetMap. Excellent. Now you only have five more questions to answer.
For the front-end web application developer who wants to stick a #map in their site, vector tiles open up lots of options and flexibility, but also lots of choices.
– Style: how will you tell the display engine what colour to draw each thing in the schema?
– Data schema: what kinds of data are contained in the tiles, what are the layers called, and what are the attributes available?
– Tile transport: how will the engine know where to get each tile from?
– File format: how is the data translated into bytes to store within a tile file?
Bon petit topo pour se remettre dans le bain :)