2019 FOSS4G Bucharest Talks speaker: Steven Ottens

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Building a national vector tile set for the Netherlands

The road traveled to get to a consistent, accurate and fast national vector tile set: Over the past two years we've been testing various open source tools to create and maintain cartiqo: a vector tile set for the Netherlands aimed at creating beautiful webmaps. In this talk we discuss these various tools and explain why we went with Tegola. Building a harmonized vector tile set based on various open data sources takes more than simply stuffing geometries in tiles. We will discuss the issues we encountered, the choices we made and show some examples what you can do with a rich harmonized vector tile set.

By the end of this talk you should be able to build your own national vector tile set.