The GeoServer and OpenLayers teams at Boundless are working hard to implement direct native support for MapBox styles. Using the same configuration for client and server styling is a wonderful improvement providing a consistent visual presentation.
This presentation provides a quick introduction to the visual concepts presented by MapBox style, before switching gears to focus on how they have been implemented by the OpenLayers and GeoServer projects:
OpenLayers provides an amazing hi-def experience on today’s screens and mobile devices. This presentation digs into how this experience has been achieved, what capabilities are supported, and what we are excited to work on next.
For GeoServer you can see how many MapBox style features are now available (and review what control you are giving up by choosing this portable standard).
This presentations provides a good visual comparison of client and server side rendering using identical styling configuration.
To celebrate FOSS4G this is a FOSS4G technical presentation and we will be happy to take questions, demonstrate live examples, explore the implementation challenges, and talk about our lessons learned. We are excited to introduce these capabilities to the community, providing users and developers with an easier and more flexible way to style their maps.