Making Interactive Maps for the Web

Presented by Zain Memon

PostgreSQL + PostGIS
Slippy Map
PolyMaps (but would probably use Leaflet or GMaps in the future)

What makes a good map

  • Attractive
    • Use a different base layer
    • GMaps styled map wizard
  • Readable

  • Interactive

  • Fast
    • Use a CDN
    • Don’t pass through too much data
    • Don’t use too many polygons (draw shapes on the server and send flat images to the map, if possible)

They have a bunch of points, for each point they define arbitrary clusters.

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