FOSS4G-Asia 2023 Seoul

Cartographic design for vector tiles: Best practices and open-source recipes for beautiful maps
11-29, 16:00–16:20 (Asia/Seoul), Taepyeong Hall

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 the cartography lead at MapTiler. A senior GIS expert with complementary research and development experiences, Nicolas specializes in geographic data and map design.

I am a GIS and open-source data enthusiast, always keen on exploring new approaches to map design and data visualization. As a cartographer at MapTiler, I help to bring their vector tiles maps to the next level. A strong believer in combining UX and graphic design principles with anything geo-related.