FOSS4G 2023

Cartographic design for vector tiles: Best practices and open-source recipes for beautiful maps
2023-06-28, 14:00–14:30 (Europe/Tirane), UBT C / N111 - Second Floor

Vector tiles are changing the way we create maps. Client-side rendering offers endless possibilities to the cartographer and has introduced new map design tools and techniques. Let’s explore an innovative approach to modern cartography based on simplicity and a comprehensive vector tiles schema.

Take a tour of vector tiles cartography basics and learn about the latest trends through a number of examples illustrated with the MapTiler maps. Get an overview of best practices and learn about simple open-source recipes, towards advanced combinations of fills, patterns, fonts, and symbols. Selected layer parameters and style expressions will be discussed in a visual way and explained with basic syntax that you can take away.

Nicolas Bozon is an open-source and open-data enthusiast. A senior cartographer with complementary research and development experiences, Nicolas specializes in geographic data, map design and business development.

I am a GIS and open-source data enthusiast, always keen on exploring new approaches to cartography. Working as a cartographer for MapTiler, I help to bring their vector tiles maps to the next level.