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Vector tiles: the future of map servers?

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Since in 2005 Google launched Google Maps and popularised the use of raster tile maps in Internet browsers, there have appeared multitude of standards, tools and applications that make possible to create tiles, serve them in an interoperable way through Internet and use them by means of desk or web clients, smartphones or tablets.

Vector tiles, different from raster tiles, include information associated to each of the geographic objects they contain, instead of simply providing their representation as an image.