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Vector Maps - Serving Vector Tiles

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Available Tools There are several tools available for serving vector tiles. Let's check the following: T-Rex Tegola (...) T-Rex You need a running postgis-instance and need to specify the table that is being used: Starting T-Rex requires just a Docker container: docker run --rm -ti --net gis -p 6767:6767 sourcepole/t-rex serve --dbconn postgresql://postgres@postgis/vector --bind=0.0.0.0 … [read more →]

Vector Maps - Data Import

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Database setup I use my own postgis-container with the latest versions and some useful extensions. Importing OSM-Data Importing of geospatial data will be done with Imposm 3. It has some additional features over OSM2pgsql that might be useful: Generalizing/Simplification of data to create low-resolution data from existing tables that can be used for small zoom levels. regex-ing of… [read more →]

Vector Maps - Data Sources and Storage

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Introduction This post will cover various sources for geospatial data and storage of that data. Sources for geospatial data There are two main group of providers for geospatial data: Companies or Organisations that provide geospatial-data and services based on OpenStreetMap-data (osm) Geofabrik openmaptiles maptiler Full-stack map-providers here google Almost all of them provide services… [read more →]