DIY OSM PBF vector tiles

Posted by ikonor on 6 September 2013 in English.

I’m working on a simple, do-it-yourself solution of generating your own vector tiles and using them in the Browser. My approach is generating vector tiles in the PBF format with the Mapsplit tool from a downloaded extract and loading them directly from Leaflet - no database and no special vector tile server involved.

I uploaded Birmingham (West Midlands extract from Geofabrik) as an example area - this is very alpha and inefficient right now, so it’s slow and might also crash your Browser:


(best viewed with Chrome/Chromium, Firefox should also work)

For a few more details about that see my short talk at SotM at Sunday, 16:30 in the Main Lecture Theatre.


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