In the guide, I explain how I set up PostgreSQL databases with the PostGIS extension, import data from shapefiles into PostGIS tables with ogr2ogr, and write some basic SQL queries infused with our PostGIS Vector Tile utility. With this guide, you’ll be able to:
Limit data so you can style zoom-by-zoom in Studio
Control point and label density across zoom levels
Export size-efficient vector tiles from Studio
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Amy Lee Walton
is a designer at Mapbox. She brings an experimental art+maker background alongside seasoned web chops ranging from designing interactive experiences, to metrics-based advertising campaigns, to UX-focused landing pages and microsites.
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