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At this Meetup we'll let you peek under the hood on how we build a Google Maps alternative using open source tools augmented with our own code.
Mapping is a combination of web development and web design.
Tools and methods that will be presented:
- Data gathering using Openstreet Maps
- Map data storage using Elasticsearch
- Web services using WMS or Tiled WMS
- Rendering engine using a TOML like markup (like CSS but for maps)
- Client side rendering vs server side
- Performance considerations
- Search (find addresses, landmarks)
- Map updates and caching
You don't want to miss this Meetup :)