MapBox is a company building beautiful maps and open source tools. At the heart of our work are open software and standards, and at the heart of that is a file format for storing maps called MBTiles. We’ll talk about where the need for this format came from, how it was created, and what problems it solves.
I’ll talk a little tech, a little history, and a little theory, and hopefully attendees will walk away with some new ideas about solving cross platform problems in an open way and continuing to build an ecosystem around those solutions.
If you’re in Portland this week for the conference, please say hi. I’d love to talk about maps, open source code, Portland, or anything else! You can find me on Twitter at @incanus77.