OGC Invites Participants to Help Advance Vector Tiles
Vector Tiles Pilot, Phase 2 will advance interoperability for vector tiles using established OGC standards and the latest OGC APIs - and help geospatial enterprises create custom maps for seamless online/offline use.
9 September 2019: After a successful Vector Tiles Pilot in 2018, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites developers to its Vector Tiles Pilot, Phase 2 (VTP-2). The goal of the initiative is to help geospatial enterprises create custom maps for seamless online/offline use. The Pilot will achieve this by enhancing established OGC standards, and extending the latest OGC APIs.
VTP-2 puts emphasis on providing a smooth online-offline experience for users. In the ideal case, a user working with vector map tiles experiences only minimal changes in performance, display or interaction when transitioning from online to offline situations. This will allow geospatial enterprises to better support disaster response, humanitarian relief, and other scenarios where network availability is limited to specific areas or time periods.
To support these objectives, VTP-2 targets several key work items: A simple metadata description for vector tiles so users can share, find and use vector tiles online or offline; a filtering language for OGC APIs and services, so users can get just the vector map tiles they need; online/offline symbol sharing so vector tiles can support easy-to-understand basemaps; and...