Antwerp, Belgium

Stadia x Stamen: A New Era for Stamen Map Tiles

Luke Seelenbinder & Stephanie May

The renowned Stamen Map Tiles, after more than a decade of being used and loved by digital cartographers the world over, have received a facelift. Together, Stamen and Stadia Maps created all new vector versions of Toner and Terrain based on the modern mapping stack of open data and an open source toolbox of vector tiles and styles, while preserving backward compatibility for existing users. We will discuss the technical challenges to creating an affordable map tiling service at scale and provide some perspective on how OSM-based digital cartography has changed since these tilesets were originally created.