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How Vector Maps Work (2019)

How Vector Maps Work (2019)

Vladimir Agafonkin

April 08, 2019

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  1. PFF

  2. •extremely lightweight and simple •extremely easy to get started •huge

    community, tons of plugins •stable as a mountain •works everywhere (i.e. legacy browsers)
  3. • maps as background • mostly static • top-down, north-oriented

    • a rigid set of zoom levels • some simple vectors/icons on top • conceptually the same as 14 years ago Web maps status quo:
  4. Mapbox vision for maps: living, breathing, fluid, rich, powerful experiences

    that make you feel connected to the world Games did it for decades; why not maps?