Talk:Vector tiles

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Main API as source for vector tiles

I would suggest to remove following sentence: "The OpenStreetMap API can also be used as an ad-hoc vector tile source for OSM XML data by creating appropriate bounding box queries; the iD editor uses this mechanism to access OSM source data." We should lead people to bad ideas. --Andi 20:09, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

What about mapbox?

They have blogged mapbox vector tiles in may 2013 which should have been progressing since. There seem to be some referenced projects:

  • mapbox studio - tilemill2 replacement, display the final result (uses node.js)
    • "You are not locked into using Studio with Mapbox – you can export vector tiles from any source project as a standard MBTiles file and package any style project as a .tm2z package."
  • tilelive vector - render mapnik vector tiles to raster

Isn't there a whole, continuous toolchain yet to provide mapboxless vector tiles? --grin 14:27, 18 September 2014 (UTC)