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Leaflet, WebGL & the Future of Web Mapping

Leaflet, WebGL & the Future of Web Mapping

Used by thousands of developers for online interactive maps, Leaflet may be the most popular FOSS4G library ever created. But with exciting new trends like WebGL and client-side vector maps, and new mapping libraries providing functionality similar to Leaflet, some people believe that its days are numbered.

But is Leaflet really going away anytime soon? Can it live in harmony with cutting-edge technologies? How will the web mapping landscape look in the near future? And what are the next big challenges? A talk by the creator and maintainer of Leaflet and core developer of Mapbox GL JS.

Vladimir Agafonkin

March 12, 2015

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