Cartographic design in GL maps: beyond zoom levels and raster tiles

Client-side vector rendering introduces a new fluidity to map interactions: seamless zooms replace fixed integer z-levels, maps can be freely rotated 360 degrees, and with one click a map can seamlessly transition its style from day to night. With these new capabilities come new cartographic paradigms. This talk will shed light on the fundamental differences between GL styling and CartoCSS, from both design and technical perspectives. We'll walk through how to take full advantage of some of the most game-changing departures, including the replacement of zoom-level filters with tightly-controlled functions that interpolate values across zoom levels. If you're fascinated by new ideas in cartographic design, or seeking guidelines for translating CartoCSS into a GL style, this talk is for you.



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Regency B - Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:30 to 11:05