Mapbox GL: A modern, robust, open source map renderer on web and mobile

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 11:00 – 11:45am in B301


Come learn about the open source Mapbox GL native and web map renderer, how it is designed, the open specs on which it is built, and how to use it in your projects.


For several years, the Mapbox team has been working on the multi-platform GL native and GL JS map renderers which form the core of our mobile SDKs and web tools. But the software projects as well as the styling and data specifications created for them are fully open source, and now the rendered map contents are able to be dramatically changed and styled at runtime, tweaking colors, geometries, and opacities, all with robust animation capabilities. Come see a demo of the libraries’ capabilities and gain some insight into how a modern, first class map renderer works and how the open source projects are sustained.


maps, OpenGL, mobile, web, javascript, geo, iOS, android, rendering, graphics

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