So Many Styling Languages

Sunday Lightning talk, Main hall

Stefan Keller 30min

HSR Geometa Lab

Vector tiles are nifty and will become part of the future web (and mobile) software stack. But something is striking: There are so many different styling languages (Mapnik XML, Mapnik CartoCSS, Mapbox GL JS, Tangram Styles) - but there’s no convergence in sight, nor a higher level styling language. At least there exist some open source style editors, like Maputnik. But how to attract committers/cartographers who care about open source styles for appealing maps?