Updatable Vector Tiles from OpenStreetMap

Martinelli, Lukas and Roth, Manuel (2016) Updatable Vector Tiles from OpenStreetMap. Bachelor thesis, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil.

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The OSM2VectorTiles project provides free, global and regularly updated vector tiles that can be used by anyone offline or on their own server to create state of the art maps. The vector tiles are prerendered and can be used completely offline providing new possibilities for web and mobile developers.
This bachelor thesis improves upon OSM2VectorTiles and adds support for prerendering the entire world, keeping the vector tiles up to date and improve quality significantly to become the best possible vector tile source from OpenStreetMap.
An open workflow keeping the vector tiles up to date with the millions of changes OpenStreetMap contributors add every day has been created and can be scaled across multiple hosts to produce vector tiles with global coverage. Due to the compatibility with Mapbox Streets it is possible for developers to switch their vector tile source to their own tile server avoiding vendor lock in and bringing down costs.
Since the vector tiles are available as download it is possible to create an offline version of OpenStreetMap for Desktop and Mobile. This will provide new possibilities for mobile developers that want to create applications that need a local map.
More information can be found on the project website http://osm2vectortiles.org.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Subjects: Topics > Internet Technologies and Applications > Visualization
Area of Application > GIS > OpenStreetMap
Area of Application > Image/Video Processing
Technologies > Programming Languages > Python
Technologies > Databases > PostgreSQL
Divisions: Bachelor of Science FHO in Informatik > Bachelor Thesis
Depositing User: HSR Deposit User
Thesis advisor
Keller, Stefan
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 11:25
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 12:03
URI: https://eprints.ost.ch/id/eprint/536

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