How we created an interactive map with MapboxGL

In our latest project, we have visualized the bicycle roads in Berlin. The interactive map is implemented using MapboxGL and a raster tile fallback for older browsers which do not support WebGL. This post explains the di…

How to process geospatial data with Node.js and TURF

In the last two years we created several map projects. When you do projects like this it’s a common task that you have to process geospatial data before you can use it. You have to filter it, clean it up, aggregate it, a…

Interactive 3D Maps With OSMBuildings

In this article I will show you how to create a 3D map based on OSMBuildings with custom geojson data and fly-to animations. BackgroundLast week we published the project “Berlins neue Skyline”. It’s about how Berlin has…

We let 10k+ people draw the former inner-german border. This is what happened.

On October 3rd Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the reunification. Therefore we published the interactive feature Einheitsreise. As a story intro we asked our readers to draw the former East-West German border.…

You Might Not Need QGIS

QGIS is a great tool when you have to work with geospatial data, but when you only want to do one or two little tasks, like renaming or filtering some attributes then you might not need a heavy GUI based program. In this…

How we created an interactive map of Europe with 100k+ areas

Recently we published an interactive map that visualizes where the population in Europe grows and where it declines. It is a very detailed map with 119.406 colored polygons. You can hover each of them to get the informat…

3D Map Library Roundup

This is a quick roundup about WebGL map libraries. Since IOS is supporting WebGL and the browser support is getting better in general, it becomes a relevant technology for map applications too. Stepless zooming, tilting …