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Hi is it possible to render the map directly from vector data in your browser? If a smartphones can do it, shouldn't desktop computer be able too.

I think this would offer big opportunities. Vector data has a small size. And it would be possible to render the data the way you want it. [For example just show footways in pink ;) ]

I have no idea if this is possible but it would be really nice.

thanks Christian

asked 17 Jun '12, 23:57

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Yes it is possible, however it is probably not quite ready for prime time yet.

One implementation is Kothic JS, see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Kothic_JS

There is currently a GSOC project in the same context: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2012/Data_Tile_Service

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answered 18 Jun '12, 00:12

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Thank you for your answer =)

(18 Jun '12, 06:45) Hedaja

There is a whole wiki page about vector tiles.

(15 Jul '13, 20:32) scai ♦
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