When vector tiles are not enough … Deck.gl (FOSS4G 2023)
While vector tiles are great for maps with advanced symbolization, Deck.gl is a framework for visualization, animation and 3D editing of large volumes of data (up to millions of points), in the browser, with optimal performance thanks to WebGL technology and the computing power of the GPU.
Deck.gl is prepared to work seamlessly with WebGL based map libraries such as MapLibre GL JS, Mapbox GL JS or Google Maps. It extends their capabilities with a large number of formats, data types and layer visualizations, such as point clouds (tessellated or not), real 3D vector data, 3D models, on-the-fly clustering, trip animations, GPU filtering, etc.
This presentation discusses use cases developed by Geomatico, in irrigation, biodiversity, topography and urban planning.
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Real-time public transportation visualization
https://vimeo.com/540079821/ Real-time visualization for the Barcelona metro and bus services Since 2016, Geomatico has been working with the Barcelona public transport agency (Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona, TMB) for GIS development…
Civil works monitoring using satellite imagery and machine learning
Using up-to-date satellite imagery is nowadays mandatory to the decision-making process in many areas: agriculture, environment, water resources … Checking present and historical views of a site can be of…
Customised GIS training for your sector
Our experience tells us that the best way to consolidate knowledge and have your staff effectively integrate GIS as a daily tool is through customised courses for your business. Generalist…
Beyond vector tiles: Mapbox, MapLibre or DeckGL for my 3D map?
Unfortunately, there is no magic recipe for this answer, but this post will discuss in depth the pros and cons of vector tiles, Mapbox, MapLibre and DeckGL. Geomatico is a…