In-browser, scale-independent geo data analysis using vector tiles


Currently, we tend to use tiled data exclusively for rendering maps--not so much for data analysis. In recent projects, we've started developing an approach that leverages the scale-independence and indexed nature of vector tiles to do quantitative + geographical data analysis in the browser--for example, a web map enabling a user to draw any polygon at any zoom and calculate demographic statistics within it.

In this talk I'll show that example and a few others, introduce the underlying collection of Node modules focused on interacting with Mapbox vector tiles, and then shift into a conversation with whoever's in the room about other problems that could be engaged using approaches like this one.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 17:40 to 17:55