Vector Tiles from OpenStreetMap

Martinelli, Lukas and Roth, Manuel (2015) Vector Tiles from OpenStreetMap. Student Research Project thesis, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil.

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Creating a custom styled OSM map is one of the most common use cases among cartographers, yet it is very difficult to do so. With the provided free and open source vector tiles it is possible to allow anyone to create their custom OSM maps without having a deep knowledge of vector tiles.
In this thesis a workflow to create vector tiles from OpenStreetMap data has been defined and publicly documented, allowing other developers to adapt the workflow and use it for their own vector tiles. The vector tiles are compatible with Mapbox products and therefore provide an easy migration path for companies that want to use free vector tiles but still use existing tools and technologies.
The vector tiles are provided as public download on the project website ( allowing anyone to download the data and build custom maps and solutions on top of it without being bound to an external service.

Item Type: Thesis (Student Research Project)
Subjects: Area of Application > GIS > OpenStreetMap
Technologies > Programming Languages > Python
Technologies > Programming Languages > Java Script
Technologies > Databases > PostgreSQL
Metatags > IFS (Institute for Software)
Divisions: Bachelor of Science FHO in Informatik > Student Research Project
Depositing User: HSR Deposit User
Thesis advisor
Keller, Stefan
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2016 10:09
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 12:03

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