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Joining the dots with new viaEuropa vector tile service from Europa

By [email protected] - 25th October 2018 - 12:49

Europa Technologies is pleased to announce a new vector tile service for OS MasterMap Topography Layer as the latest addition to the viaEuropa platform of web services for Ordnance Survey digital map data. Building on the recent work by Ordnance Survey to launch its OS Open Zoomstack trial using OS Open Data, the new viaEuropa service extends this by adding OS MasterMap Topography Layer data for the whole of Great Britain. The service optionally includes OS building heights to create an attractive 3D visualisation. Vector tiles are quickly becoming a popular alternative to traditional raster tiles due to their efficiency and flexibility. They contain actual vector data, which can be rendered in software client-side (such as by a web browser) rather than server-side.