v1.7.0

#### ENHANCEMENTS

  • all layers: Add collision_rank property for label collisions for pois layer, and other layers for features with name properties, or ref, shield_text, bicycle_shield_text, bus_shield_text, or walking_shield_text. We now recommend colliding labels client side first with min_zoom, and then to tie break with the new collision_rank values. (Issue #988)
  • boundaries: Adds support for alternate points of view in boundaries layer with kind:* properties (like kind:iso). Currently this is only for zooms 5, 6 and 7 from Natural Earth. We plan to add more lower zoom data from Natural Earth, and high-zoom data from OpenStreetMap in the next release. (Issue #1552) The following country and international organizations worldviews are supported:
    • Argentina (ar), Bangladesh (bd), Brazil (br), China (cn), Egypt (eg), France (fr), Germany (de), Greece (gr), India (in), Indonesia (id), Israel (il), Italy (it), Japan (jp), Morocco (ma), Nepal (np), Netherlands (nl), Pakistan (pk), Palestine (ps), Poland (pl), Portugal (pt), Russia (ru), Saudi Arabia (sa), South Korea (ko), Spain (es), Sweden (se), Taiwan (tw), Turkey (tr), United Kingdom (gb), United States (us), Vietnam (vn), ISO (iso)
  • boundaries: Add new disputed boundary lines with kind values of disputed_breakaway, disputed_claim, disputed_elusive, disputed_reference_line, from Natural Earth at low zooms, for alternate points of view (Issue #1552)
  • landuse: Remap landuse kinds at mid- and low-zooms to improve merging. This is similar to what we already did for roads. (Issue #1779)
  • landuse: Additional landuse kind merging at low- and mid-zooms, including to urban_area which was previously low-zoom only. (Issues #1721 and #1795)
  • landuse: Add new kinds for grassland, vineyard, bare_rock, barren (low- and mid-zooms only), desert, heath, sand, shingle, and other natural "landcover" features, starting at zoom 9 (Issue #1259)
  • landuse: Add kind_detail property for wetland features. If available, value will be one of: bog, fen, mangrove, marsh, mud, reedbed, saltern, saltmarsh, string_bog, swamp, tidalflat, wet_meadow. (Issue #1253)
  • landuse: Add low_emission_zone kind data, added to schema in v1.6. (Issue #1553)
  • pois: Add wetland kind, with kind_detail, see landuse item above for values.
  • pois: Add common kind, to match the existing landuse layer polygons.
  • roads: Populate data for truck hgv routing restriction properties and related shields (whitelisted: agricultural, delivery, designated, destination, local, no), added to schema in v1.6, including maxweight, maxheight, maxwidth, maxlength, maxaxleload, hazmat. (Issue #1553)
  • roads: Add toll and toll_hgv boolean properties. (Issue #1553
  • places: Add population_rank property to locality, region, country, and other kinds useful for setting text size and colliding labels. An integar value from 0 (no population) up to 18 (over 1 billion people). See documentation for more details.
  • traffic_flow: Add road_kind_detail property to enable data-driven client-side traffic line offseting, thanks @zaczkows! (Issue #1829)
  • traffic_flow: Add is_hov_lane property to enable client-side filtering, thanks @conor-ettinoffe-here! (PR #1831)
  • traffic_incidents: Add is_hov_lane property to enable client-side filtering, thanks @conor-ettinoffe-here! (PR #1831)

#### BUG FIXES

  • landuse: Fix v1.6 regression where aerodrome polygons sorted above runway and taxiway polygons in error, thanks @bcamper! (Issue #1814)
  • landuse: Add additional filter for newer OSM area:aeroway tagging of runway, taxiway, and apron polygons to restore features from prior year's tile builds. (Issue #1814)
  • landuse: Better differentiate between parks that should be common instead of national_park (Issue #1082)
  • landuse: Better differentiate between parks that should be park instead of national_park (Issue #1728)
  • landuse: Features of kind mud now sorts above water and below wetland (Issue #1753)
  • landuse: Deal with US National Forest, US National Park server side performance (Issue #475)
    • Harmonise kind assignment for national_park, forest, and other low-zoom green areas.
    • Add protection_title based filtering for national_park.
    • BLM managed protected_areas are now filtered separately in the United States.
  • landuse: Change area grading of nature_reserve to start zoom 8+, but demote most zoom 10 features to zoom 15. (Issue #1749)
  • landuse: Show all landcover kinds consistently starting at zoom 9. (Issue #1813)
    • Limit generic forest and natural_wood to zoom 9+.
    • Promote some landcover-ish landuses up a few zooms to zoom 9+, like farm and farmland, orchard.
    • Limit residential areas to zoom 9+.
  • landuse: Adjust earliest min_zoom for many landcover kinds (Issue #1794)
    • Pushed dam, prison, fort, range, and danger_area kinds down to z11+.
    • Push down aquarium, recreation_ground, track, sports_centre, wastewater_plant, caravan_site to zoom 12+.
    • Promote some camp_site to zoom 12+, and area grade the rest.
    • Push down harbour, port, port_terminal, ferry_terminal, container_terminal to zoom 13+.
    • Push down enclosure, petting_zoo, aviary, animal, summer_toboggan, winery, allotments, pedestrian, playground to zoom 13+.
    • Push down bridge, tower, breakwater, groyne, dike, cutline to zoom 13+.
    • Push down footway, library, fuel, cinema, theatre, runway, taxiway, apron, trail_riding_station, water_park, dog_park, picnic_site, tree_row, hedge, to zoom 13+.
    • Limit quarry to zoom 13+, area graded down to zoom 16.
    • Limit amusement_ride, carousel, water_slide, roller_coaster to zoom 15+.
    • Limit marsh to z15.
  • landuse: Whitelist kind_detail values:
    • For crane related kinds: portal_crane, gantry_crane, travel_lift, floor-mounted_crane, shiploader, tower_crane.
    • For religion related kinds: animist, bahai, buddhist, caodaism, catholic, christian, confucian, hindu, jain, jewish, multifaith, muslim, pagan, pastafarian, scientologist, shinto, sikh, spiritualist, taoist, tenrikyo, unitarian_universalist, voodoo, yazidi, and zoroastrian.
    • For wall related kinds: dry_stone, noise_barrier, brick, stone, pise, castle_wall, seawall, jersey_barrier, flood_wall, concrete, gabion.
  • pois: Fix junk healthcare values and kinds introduced in v1.5. Added: chiropractor, hospice, occupational_therapist, optometrist, paediatrics, physiotherapist, podiatrist, psychotherapist, rehabilitation, and speech_therapist kinds. (Issue #1596)
  • pois: Better differentiate between parks that should be common instead of national_park (Issue #1082)
  • pois: Better differentiate between parks that should be park instead of national_park (Issue #1728)
  • pois: Deal with US National Forest, US National Park server side performance, same as landcover (Issue #475)
  • pois: Prefer forest labels over wilderness at zoom 7 (Issue #1608)
  • pois: Add public_transport=station with railway=halt as a synonym for station kind. Require names on station features. (Issue #1747)
  • pois: Match new landuse kind and min_zoom changes in landuse layer for "parks" at low-zooms.
  • pois: Clamp POIs with unlimited min_zoom ranges to min 13. Technically affected most kinds, though actual occurrence was rare. (Issue #1750)
  • pois: Limit min_zoom for POIs to at least match their landuse AOIs.
  • pois: POIs for park labels shown too soon (Issue #1767)
  • pois: POI labels for park show up too late / too early (Issue #1081)
  • pois: Too many park and nature_reserve labeled at zoom 10 (Issue #1609)
  • pois: Hide early cafe, restaurant kinds to zoom 15 (Issue #1632)
  • pois: Hide early post_office (Issue #1631)
  • pois: Hide early museums and landmarks, show z12+. (Issue #1630)
  • pois: Hide early prison, show z13+. (Issue #1630)
  • pois: Hide early atm, bus_stop, drinking_water, post_box, telephone to zoom 18. (Issue #1626)
  • pois: Hide early parking when no area, show large parking lots and garages earlier based on estimated capacity (Issue #1625)
  • pois: Modify min_zoom of bicycle to area grades from zoom 15 to 17. (Issue #1627)
  • pois: Push water_tower zoom down depending on height: zoom 15 if taller than 20 meters, zoom 16 if taller than 10 meters, else zoom 17. (Issue #1627)
  • pois: Push theatre down to z15 min. (Issue #1627)
  • pois: Hide early bicycle_parking and car_sharing to z19, unless car_sharing has name (Issue #1624)
  • pois: Hide early military POIs (Issue #1623)
  • pois: Hide early university, college (Issue #1622)
  • pois: Hide early school, kindergarten (default 17 for point geoms, arae grade polyons zoom 13+) (Issue #1621)
  • pois: Hide some earlier golf_course (Issue #1619)
  • pois: Hide early cemetery (Issue #1611)
  • pois: Limit zoom range of range to zoom 11+.
  • pois: Limit zoom range of quarry to zoom 13+ (Issue #1799)
  • pois: Limit zoom range of marsh to zoom 15+ (Issue #1800)
  • pois: Limit zoom range of substations (varies by area) (Issue #1612)
  • pois: Consolidate graveyard and cemetery to share same zoom ranges (Issue #1780)
  • pois: Use same tier 2 zoom range for nature_reserve POIs as the landuse polygons.
  • pois: Fix tier 1, 3, and 4 area thresholds to not duplicate zoom 12 test.
  • pois: Fix tier3 POIs zoom 12 area threshold to 200000 (Issue #1769)
  • pois: Simplify most tier 1 & 2 POI min zooms to area-based thresholds.
  • pois: Default fitness_station to zoom 18 instead of 17.
  • pois: Whitelist kind_detail values:
    • For crane relaed kind: portal_crane, gantry_crane, travel_lift, floor-mounted_crane, shiploader, tower_crane.
    • For cuisine related kinds: american, asian, barbecue, breakfast, burger, cake, chicken, chinese, coffee_shop, crepe, donut, fish, fish_and_chips, french, friture, georgian, german, greek, ice_cream, indian, international, italian, japanese, kebab, korean, lebanese, local, mediterranean, mexican, noodle, pizza, ramen, regional, sandwich, seafood, spanish, steak_house, sushi, tapas, thai, turkish, vegetarian, vietnamese.
    • For health_facility related kinds: CSCom, chemist_dispensing, clinic, counselling_centre, dispensary, first_aid, health_center, health_centre, hospital, laboratory, medical_clinic, office, pharmacy.
    • For religion related kinds: animist, bahai, buddhist, caodaism, catholic, christian, confucian, hindu, jain, jewish, multifaith, muslim, pagan, pastafarian, scientologist, shinto, sikh, spiritualist, taoist, tenrikyo, unitarian_universalist, voodoo, yazidi, and zoroastrian.
    • For sports related kinds: 10pin, 9pin, american_football, archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, beachvolleyball, billiards, bmx, boules, bowls, canoe, chess, climbing, cricket, cricket_nets, cycling, equestrian, exercise, field_hockey, fitness, football, free_flying, futsal, gaelic_games, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, horse_racing, ice_hockey, ice_skating, karting, model_aerodrome, motocross, motor, multi, netball, padel, pelota, rugby, rugby_league, rugby_union, running, scuba_diving, shooting, skateboard, skating, skiing, soccer, soccer;basketball, softball, swimming, table_tennis, team_handball, tennis, trampoline, volleyball, yoga.
    • For wall related kinds: dry_stone, noise_barrier, brick, stone, pise, castle_wall, seawall, jersey_barrier, flood_wall, concrete, gabion.
  • boundaries: Drop name, name:left, and name:right from locality lines at zoom 11 and 12 (Issue #1738)
  • boundaries: Fix boundary name:left and name:right values that were sometimes flipped, especially for country and region features (Issue #1770)
  • boundaries: Made min_zoom of country lines depend on the data.
  • roads: Fix v1.6 regression where runway and taxiway lines were sorted below landuse layer polygons for the same in error, thanks @bcamper! (Issue #1814)
  • roads: Expand is_bridge logic to include viaduct and any other not "no" bridges (Issue #1314)
  • earth: Add min_zoom properties. (Issue #1073)
  • water: 0/0/0 tile has clipped water content (Issues #1806 and #1107)
  • water: Drop all lake name variants zooms 0-4 (again). Drop additional lake names and variants at mid- and high-zooms (zooms 5-15) based on area. (Issue #1730)
  • water: Update min_zoom of label placement points based on their inclusion in tiles, not just their raw NE data value.
  • water: Extract water boundaries at zoom 8, with the switch to OSM data from NE.
  • places: Don't emit area=0 on point labels (Issue #1825)
  • places: Default country labels to zoom 6 instead of 1 when there isn't Natural Earth match (Issue #1826)
  • places: Default region labels to zoom 8 instead of 1 when there isn't Natural Earth match (Issue #1826)

#### DOCUMENTATION CHANGES

  • Updated TileJSON for v1.7 schema changes.
  • Updated Layers documentation for v1.7 schema changes.
  • Publish docs to tilezen.readthedocs.io.
  • Update documentation formatting for ReadTheDocs.io Markdown requirements.
  • Restructure some file layout for ReadTheDocs.io build system, including: CHANGELOG, LICENSE, CONTRIBUTING, MIGRATION_GUIDE, PERFORMANCE, SEMANTIC-VERSIONING, and TEST files.
  • Corrected order of low_emission_zone in list.
  • Generalized hgv_restriction property units to mostly meters for heavy goods vehicle truck access restrictions.

#### INTERNAL CHANGES

  • Add gunicorn to dependencies, thanks @rwrx. PR #1690
  • Bump PyYAML version for CVE-2017-18342.
  • Stop using tags-> in YAML (Issue #1199)
  • Add ability to make tests from relations
  • Estimate capacity for parking lots and garages based on area and parking type with new tz_estimate_parking_capacity function.
  • Protect against None shapes in way area calculation.
  • Add all_the_kinds script to output all the kind and kind_detail values per $layer, with their min_zoom from the YAML files.
  • Add whitelists to kind_detail in each layer YAML so that we can enumerate all possible values for the script.
  • Extend Natural Earth test generator to support polygons.
  • Use new drop_names post-process function to drop all the localized names (not just the default name)
  • Add CollisionRanker to support YAML-based spreadsheets for collision_rank logic, including reserved, gaps, and filters across layers.
  • Add safe_int implementation for SQL.
  • Expose a test method that can return the whole tile. Used in new collision_rank tests.
  • Clip to Mercator world bounds before projecting shapefiles.
  • Deal with 'download only' test mode.
  • Skip download only tests after downloading fixtures (if any).
  • Update assets bundle for #1552 & #1809, and updated OSMdata.com land, water.
  • Guard against future airport runway polygons in landuse versus runway lines in roads sort_rank errors with a test.
  • Don't create a zero area property on points in SQL templating.
  • Support for multiple shapefiles in a single ZIP for asset bundle creation. (Issue #1809)
  • Add support for == operator in YAML evaluation.
  • Add new drop_names function to drop all name variant properties.
  • Add new remap function to remap landuse kind values at low- and mid-zooms.
  • Add new remap_viewpoint_kinds function remap Natural Earth's points of view to kinds (and drop null values).
  • Add new add_vehicle_restrictions function for hgv (heavy good vehicles) trucks.
  • Add new add_collision_rank function.
  • Add new update_min_zoom function.
  • Refactor order of landuse layer property dropping, and small inner geometry dropping for merging.

v1.6.0

#### ENHANCEMENTS

  • Significant file size reductions of between 23% (p50) and 30% (p90) globally by additional geometry simplification, dropping features, dropping properties, and more aggressive merging to multi-lines and multi-polygons in low- and mid-zooms. Chart shows sizes in bytes (logarithmic scale), based on top 100,000 tiles from openstreetmap.org logs at 512 pixel zoom. NOTE: all other zooms in this document use nominal 256 pixel zooms, offset by 1). tilezen_size_v1d5_versus_v1d6
  • boundaries: Merge lines with same properties into multi-lines, at most zooms. Issue #1683.
  • boundaries: Strip long name, name:left, and name:right properties from boundaries when geometry length can't fit the text, at mid-zooms (<11), to enable merging. Issue #1683.
  • boundaries: Remove id, id:left and id:right properties at low- and mid-zooms (<13), to enable merging. Issue #1715.
  • boundaries: Push locality lines down to min_zoom 11 (was 10), to reduce file size. Issue #1715.
  • boundaries: Double simplification tolerance. Issue #641 and PR #1718.
  • buildings: Improve polygon merging at zooms 13, 14, and 15 including via aggregation of adjacent features. Remove some mid-zoom content at zoom 13 and 14, and refactor min_zoom. Issues #1686 and #1732 PR #1689, #1704, and PR #1739
  • earth: Simplify at zoom 8 to match the transition from Natural Earth to OpenStreetMap, significantly reducing file size at that zoom. Issue #1477 and PR #1714.
  • earth: Truncate min_zoom floats to tenths place (and often just ints), to improve merging. Issue #1477 and PR #1714.
  • landuse: Add allotments (community gardens), was already in POIs layer. PR #1742
  • landuse: Add boatyard and military firing range polygons, they already had POIs. PR #1720.
  • places: Use the Natural Earth v4.1 min_zoom property to cull more places at low-zooms, and reduce tile overpacking. Issue #1687 and PR #1693 and PR #1734. Issue #1729
  • pois: Add turning_circle and turning_loop, thanks @westnordost. Issue #1695.
  • roads: Add cross-junction and multi-pass merging to remove more vertices and reduce overall feature count, thanks @bcamper. Issue #1227, PR #1703, PR #1706, PR #1708, PR #1718.
  • roads: Double simplification tolerance. Issue #641 and PR #1718.
  • roads: Reduce precision of surface tags at mid-zooms to just paved, compacted, and unpaved to increase road merging. Thanks @matkoniecz. Issue #1716.
  • roads: Drop some properties from minor_road kind features at mid zooms to increase merging, including: colour, cutting, embankment, motor_vehicle, operator, route, route_name, state, symbol, type. Issue #1331 and PR #1710.
  • roads: Drop all_networks and all_shield_texts properties from roads at low- and mid-zooms, to increase merging. Issue #1642.
  • roads: Drop all_bicycle_networks and all_bicyle_shield_texts until the max zoom, for all network types, to increase merging. Issue #1331 and PR #1707.
  • roads: Drop bicycle_network and bicycle_shield_text from some mid-zooms depending on network type, to increase merging. Issue #1331 and PR #1707.
  • water: Merge water lines with same properties to improve labeling and rendering, thanks @sensescape. Issue #1135.
  • water: Simplify at zoom 8 to match the transition from Natural Earth to OpenStreetMap, significantly reducing file size at that zoom. Issue #1477 and PR #1714.
  • water: Drop name property when it doesn't fit on feature at all zooms but max, to improve merging. Issue #1477 and PR #1714.
  • water: Drop smaller water polygons across at all zooms but max. Issue #1477 and PR #1714.
  • water: Truncate min_zoom floats to tenths place (and often just ints), to improve merging. Issue #1477 and PR #1714.

#### BUG FIXES

  • boundaries: Drop buffered land polygons from low zooms introduced in v1.5 in error. PR #1699.
  • landuse: Update and/or add sort_rank for airfield, boatyard, container_terminal, danger_area, embankment lines, ferry_terminal, natural_forest, natural_park, natural_wood, naval_base, port_terminal, quay, range, shipyard, wetland, and wharf. Some other kinds are also affected due to sort_rank ordering. Issues #1096, #1588, #1574, and #1569.
  • pois: Allow no-name drinking_water and playground features.
  • pois: Remove bogus service_area and rest_area features at mid zooms. Issue #1698.
  • pois: Refine min_zoom for pitch, playground, and bicycle_parking if they have a name, and push back no-name to a later zoom. Modify min_zoom for drinking_water and traffic_signals. Issue #1638 and PR #1727
  • pois: Modify min_zoom of nursing_home until z15. Issue #1634.
  • pois: Modify default min_zoom of garden, allotments, and university. Issue #1636.
  • pois: Modify default min_zoom of tram stops, railway stops, and railway halts down to zoom 16. Issue #1635
  • pois: Modify default min_zoom of early wood & platform. Issue #1637
  • water: Remove water point labels generated from lines. Issue #1702.

#### DOCUMENTATION CHANGES

#### INTERNAL CHANGES

  • Add gunicorn to dependencies, thanks @rwrx. PR #1690
  • Use raw strings for regular expressions containing regular expression. 4b2075.
  • Refactor common properties for {bi|motor}cycle_parking in YAML code.
  • Represent numbers as numbers (not strings), and allow strings not just Unicode strings. PR #1744
  • Update simplification process, address bugs. d66f43
  • NOTE: No database migrations were provided, v1.5 was the last version that included those, as we've migrated to global RAWR tile builds.

v1.5.0

#### ENHANCEMENTS

  • buildings: add entrance points, with optional kind_detail property with values: garage, home, main, private, residence, secondary, service, staircase, or unisex.
  • buildings: add exit points, with optional kind_detail property with values: emergency or fire_exit.
  • buildings: all building polygons are now clipped to tile boundaries, which fixes missing landuse_kind values. Issue #1226 and #1142 and #487.
  • buildings: Add building_material optional property to describe the material covering the outside of the building or building part. Common values are: brick, cement_block, clay, concrete, glass, masonry, metal, mud, other, permanent, plaster, sandstone, semi-permanent, steel, stone, timber-framing, tin, traditional and wood. Issue #1408.
  • landuse: Add new kind values (listed below) to support full compatibility with OSM.org #1425 map style.
  • landuse: Add kind_detail for wood and forest kinds with values indicating leaftype: broadleaved, leafless, mixed, needleleaved.
  • landuse: Add kind_detail optional property for beach kind to indicate surface values of: grass, gravel, pebbles, pebblestone, rocky, sand.
  • landuse: Add kind_detail optional property for wetland when wetland is bog, fen, mangrove, marsh, mud, reedbed, saltern, saltmarsh, string_bog, swamp, tidalflat, wet_meadow.
  • landuse: Add kind_detail optional property for cemetery and grave_yard kinds, with common values: animist, bahai, buddhist, caodaism, catholic, christian, confucian, hindu, jain, jewish, multifaith, muslim, pagan, pastafarian, scientologist, shinto, sikh, spiritualist, taoist, tenrikyo, unitarian_universalist, voodoo, yazidi, and zoroastrian.
  • landuse: Add denomination optional property for cemetery and grave_yard kinds, with common values: adventist, anglican, armenian_apostolic, assemblies_of_god, baptist, buddhist, bulgarian_orthodox, catholic, christian, church_of_scotland, episcopal, evangelical, greek_catholic, greek_orthodox, iglesia_ni_cristo, jehovahs_witness, lutheran, mennonite, methodist, mormon, new_apostolic, nondenominational, orthodox, pentecostal, presbyterian, protestant, quaker, reformed, roman_catholic, romanian_orthodox, russian_orthodox, salvation_army, serbian_orthodox, seventh_day_adventist, shia, shingon_shu, sunni, theravada, tibetan, united, united_methodist, united_reformed, uniting, and 曹洞宗.
  • landuse: Add airfield kind for military airfields.
  • landuse: Add container_terminal kind.
  • landuse: Add crane kind as line geometry. Issue #1417.
  • landuse: Add cutting kind.
  • landuse: Add danger_area kind for military.
  • landuse: Add ditch kind as line geometry.
  • landuse: Add embankment kind.
  • landuse: Add fence kind lines with optional kind_detail avalanche, barbed_wire, bars, brick, chain, chain_link, concrete, drystone_wall, electric, grate, hedge, metal, metal_bars, net, pole, railing, railings, split_rail, steel, stone, wall, wire, wood.
  • landuse: Add ferry_terminal kind.
  • landuse: Add guard_rail kind as line geometry.
  • landuse: Add harbour kind.
  • landuse: Add kerb kind as line geometry.
  • landuse: Add mud kind.
  • landuse: Add naval_base kind for military.
  • landuse: Add orchard kind with optional kind_detail values: agave_plants, almond_trees, apple_trees, avocado_trees, banana_plants, cherry_trees, coconut_palms, coffea_plants, date_palms, hazel_plants, hop_plants, kiwi_plants, macadamia_trees, mango_trees, oil_palms, olive_trees, orange_trees, papaya_trees, peach_trees, persimmon_trees, pineapple_plants, pitaya_plants, plum_trees, rubber_trees, tea_plants, walnut_trees.
  • landuse: Add pier polygon when's used for mooring.
  • landuse: Add plant_nursery kind.
  • landuse: Add port_terminal kind.
  • landuse: Add port kind.
  • landuse: Add power_line kind as line geometry. Issue #232
  • landuse: Add power_minor_line kind as line geometry. Issue #232
  • landuse: Add quay kind
  • landuse: Add shipyard kind.
  • landuse: Add wall kind as line geometry. Issue #1403.
  • landuse: Add wharf kind
  • places: Add locality name translations for ~21 languages at low zooms from Natural Earth. Issue #977.
  • places: Lookup min_zoom for country, map_unit, and region from Natural Earth while continue sourcing feature names from OpenStreetMap.
  • pois: Add over hundred new kind values (listed below) to support full compatibility with OSM.org and iD #1425, Maki #1423, and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT) #1424 icon libraries. A continuation of work started in v1.4.3.
  • pois: Add attraction optional property for all kinds.
  • pois: Add drives_on_left optional boolean property for mini_roundabout kind features. Issue #1498.
  • pois: Add exit_to optional property for all kinds.
  • pois: Add kind_detail optional property for kind beach with surface values of: grass, gravel, pebbles, pebblestone, rocky, sand.
  • pois: Add kind_detail optional property for kinds cemetery and grave_yard to indicate the religion. See landuse description above for values.
  • pois: Add denomination optional property for kinds cemetery and grave_yard to indicate the denomination. See landuse description above for values.
  • pois: Add kind_detail optional property for kinds clinic, dentist, doctors, healthcare, hospital, nursing_home, pharmacy, social_facility, and veterinary with values: office, dispensary, clinic, laboratory, health_centre, hospital, health_center, CSCom, first_aid, pharmacy, chemist_dispensing, counselling_centre, medical_clinic.
  • pois: Add kind_detail optional property for kind generator to indicate method of anaerobic_digestion, barrage, combustion, fission, gasification, photovoltaic, run-of-the-river, stream, thermal, water-pumped-storage, water-storage, wind_turbine.
  • pois: Add kind_detail optional property for kind toilet to indicate pit_latrine, flush, chemical, pour_flush, bucket.
  • pois: Add kind_detail optional property for kind water_well with optional values: drinkable_powered, drinkable_manual, drinkable_no_pump, drinkable, not_drinkable_powered, not_drinkable_manual, not_drinkable_no_pump, not_drinkable.
  • pois: Add ref optional property for all kinds.
  • pois: Add sanitary_dump_station optional property on existing marina, camp_site, and caravan_site kind features with values: yes, customers, or public.
  • pois: Add zoo optional property for all kinds.
  • pois: Add adult_gaming_centre kind.
  • pois: Add airfield kind for military features.
  • pois: Add ambulatory_care kind.
  • pois: Add arts_centre kind.
  • pois: Add atv kind for shops.
  • pois: Add baby_hatch kind.
  • pois: Add blood_bank kind.
  • pois: Add boat_lift kind.
  • pois: Add boatyard kind.
  • pois: Add bookmaker kind.
  • pois: Add border_control kind.
  • pois: Add bunker kind for military features, with optional kind_detail values: pillbox, munitions, gun_emplacement, hardened_aircraft_shelter, blockhouse, technical, mg_nest, missile_silo
  • pois: Add bureau_de_change kind.
  • pois: Add camera kind for shops.
  • pois: Add car_parts kind for shops.
  • pois: Add car_rental kind.
  • pois: Add car_wash kind.
  • pois: Add casino kind.
  • pois: Add charging_station kind and indicate boolean properties for bicycle, car, truck, and scooter usage.
  • pois: Add charity kind.
  • pois: Add chemist kind for shops.
  • pois: Add container_terminal kind.
  • pois: Add copyshop kind.
  • pois: Add cosmetics kind for shops.
  • pois: Add crane kind with optional kind_detail to indicate the type of crane, including: container_crane, floor_mounted_crane, gantry_crane, portal_crane, travellift. Issue #1417.
  • pois: Add customs kind.
  • pois: Add danger_area kind for military features.
  • pois: Add defibrillator kind.
  • pois: Add dispensary kind.
  • pois: Add elevator kind.
  • pois: Add field_hospital kind with optional kind_detail to indicate heath care facility type.
  • pois: Add fire_hydrant kind
  • pois: Add fishmonger kind.
  • pois: Add funeral_directors kind.
  • pois: Add gambling kind.
  • pois: Add garden_centre kind.
  • pois: Add golf kind.
  • pois: Add grocery kind.
  • pois: Add harbourmaster kind.
  • pois: Add health_centre kind.
  • pois: Add healthcare_alternative kind.
  • pois: Add healthcare_centre kind.
  • pois: Add healthcare_laboratory kind.
  • pois: Add heliport kind.
  • pois: Add horse_riding kind.
  • pois: Add hunting_stand kind.
  • pois: Add karaoke_box kind.
  • pois: Add karaoke kind.
  • pois: Add lottery kind.
  • pois: Add love_hotel kind at zoom 18+.
  • pois: Add marketplace kind.
  • pois: Add miniature_golf kind.
  • pois: Add money_transfer kind.
  • pois: Add mooring kind with optional kind_detail values of commercial, cruise, customers, declaration, ferry, guest, pile, waiting, yacht, yachts and optional access property with values: private or public.
  • pois: Add motorcycle_parking kind.
  • pois: Add naval_base kind for military features.
  • pois: Add nightclub kind.
  • pois: Add obelisk kind with a variable zoom according to it's height. This kind takes precidence over artwork, monument, and memorial. Optional kind_detail indicates if feature is also a monument or memorial.
  • pois: Add parking_garage kind by subdividing existing parking, when parking type is multi-storey, underground, or rooftop.
  • pois: Add photo kind.
  • pois: Add plaque kind.
  • pois: Add port_terminal kind.
  • pois: Add quay kind.
  • pois: Add range kind for military features.
  • pois: Add sanitary_dump_station kind.
  • pois: Add ship_chandler kind.
  • pois: Add shipyard kind.
  • pois: Add slaughterhouse kind.
  • pois: Add slipway kind with optional mooring property.
  • pois: Add snowmobile kind.
  • pois: Add street_lamp kind.
  • pois: Add studio kind, with optional kind_detail values audio, cinema, photography, radio, television, video.
  • pois: Add taxi kind for taxi stands.
  • pois: Add tyres kind.
  • pois: Add waterway_fuel kind.
  • pois: Add wayside_cross kind.
  • pois: Add wharf kind.
  • pois: Add additional ferry_terminal kind features by expanding upstream filters.
  • pois: Add catchall craft kind when there isn't a more specific kind.
  • pois: Add catchall industrial kind when there isn't a more specific kind.
  • pois: Add catchall office kind when there isn't a more specific kind.
  • pois: Add catchall shop kind when there isn't a more specific kind.
  • pois: Allow additional kind values to show up on the map when they lack a name: boat_lift, boatyard, border_control, bunker, bureau_de_change, car_rental, car_wash, charging_station, crane, customs, defibrillator, field_hospital, fire_hydrant, harbour_master, harbourmaster, health_centre, hunting_stand, karaoke_box, money_transfer, motorcycle_parking, obelisk, power_generator, sanitary_dump_station, street_lamp, taxi, waterway_fuel, and wayside_cross.
  • pois: Modify min_zoom of alpine_hut kind to reveal them two zooms earlier at zoom 13. Issue #1407.
  • pois: Modify min_zoom of lighthouse kind when they are ruins but also attractions.
  • pois: Modify min_zoom of watermill kind when they are ruins but also attractions.
  • pois: Remove abandoned or disused watermill kind features (but keep the majority of features).
  • pois: Stop emitting covered boolean property when the value was false on bicycle_parking and motorcycle_parking kind features.
  • roads: Add access optional property with common values: private, yes, no, permissive, customers, destination. Issue #1273.
  • roads: Add cutting optional property with values: yes, right, and left.
  • roads: Add embankment optional property with values: yes, right, and left.
  • roads: Add mooring optional property for new quay and existing pier kinds with values: ['no', 'yes', commercial, cruise, customers, declaration, ferry, guest, private, public, waiting, yacht, yachts]
  • roads: Add quay kind lines.
  • roads: Major changes to network and shield_text to support localized road shields globally, including (but not limited to), with uppercase 2-char country code prefixes: AM:AM, AR:national, AR:provincial, AsianHighway, AT:A-road, AU:A-road, AU:B-road, AU:C-road, AU:M-road, AU:Metro-road, AU:N-route, AU:R-route, AU:S-route, AU:T-drive, BE:A-road, BE:N-road, BE:R-road, BR:AC, BR:AL, BR:AM, BR:AP, BR:BA, BR:BR, BR:CE, BR:DF, BR:ES, BR:GO, BR:MA, BR:MG:local, BR:MG, BR:MS, BR:MT, BR:PA, BR:PB, BR:PE, BR:PI, BR:PR, BR:RJ, BR:RN, BR:RO, BR:RR, BR:RS, BR:SC, BR:SE, BR:SP:PLN, BR:SP:SCA, BR:SP, BR:TO, BR:Trans-Amazonian, BR, CA:AB:primary, CA:AB:trunk, CA:AB, CA:BC:primary, CA:BC:trunk, CA:BC, CA:MB:PTH, CA:MB, CA:NB2, CA:NB3, CA:NB, CA:NS:R, CA:NS:T, CA:NT, CA:ON:primary, CA:ON:secondary, CA:PEI, CA:QC:A, CA:QC:R, CA:SK:primary, CA:SK:secondary, CA:SK:tertiary, CA:transcanada, CA:yellowhead, CA:YT, CD:RRIG, CH:motorway, CH:national, CH:regional, CL:national, CL:regional, CN:expressway:regional, CN:expressway, CN:JX, CN:road, CZ:national, CZ:regional, DE:BAB, DE:BS, DE:Hamburg:Ring, DE:KS, DE:LS, DE:STS, DE, DK:national, e-road, ES:A-road, ES:autonoma, ES:city, ES:N-road, ES:province, ES, FR:A-road, FR:D-road, FR:N-road, FR, GA:L-road, GA:national, GB:A-road-green, GB:A-road-white, GB:B-road, GB:M-road, GB, GR:motorway, GR:national, GR:provincial, GR, HU:national, ID:national, IN:MDR, IN:NH, IN:SH, IR:freeway, IR:national, IT:A-road, IT:B-road, IT, JP:expressway, JP:national, JP:prefectural, JP, KR:expressway, KR:local, KR:metropolitan, KR:national, KZ:national, KZ:regional, LA:national, MX:AGU, MX:BCN, MX:BCS, MX:CAM, MX:CHH, MX:CHP, MX:CMX:EXT, MX:CMX:INT, MX:COA, MX:COL, MX:DUR, MX:GRO, MX:GUA, MX:HID, MX:JAL, MX:MEX, MX:MIC, MX:MOR, MX:NAY, MX:NLE, MX:OAX, MX:PUE, MX:QUE, MX:ROO, MX:SIN, MX:SLP, MX:SON, MX:TAB, MX:TAM, MX:VER, MX:YUC, MX:ZAC, MY:expressway, MY:federal, MY:JHR, MY:KDH, MY:KTN, MY:MLK, MY:NSN, MY:PHG, MY:PLS, MY:PNG, MY:PRK, MY:SBH, MY:SGR:municipal, MY:SGR, MY:SWK, MY:TRG, NL:A-road, NL:N-road, NO:fylkesvei, NO:oslo:ring, NO:riksvei, NZ:SH, NZ:SR, PE:AM, PE:AN, PE:AP, PE:AR, PE:AY, PE:CA, PE:CU, PE:HU, PE:HV, PE:IC, PE:JU, PE:LA, PE:LI, PE:LM, PE:LO, PE:MD, PE:MO, PE:PA, PE:PE, PE:PI, PE:PU, PE:SM, PE:TA, PE:TU, PE:UC, PH:NHN, PK, PL:expressway, PL:motorway, PL:national, PL:regional, PT:express, PT:motorway, PT:municipal, PT:national, PT:primary, PT:rapid, PT:regional, PT:secondary, PT, RO:county, RO:local, RO:motorway, RO:national, RU:national, RU:regional, SG:expressway, TR:highway, TR:motorway, TR:provincial, UA:international, UA:national, UA:regional, UA:territorial, VN:expressway, VN:national, VN:provincial, VN:road, ZA:kruger, ZA:metropolitan, ZA:national, ZA:provincial, ZA:regional, and ZA:S-road.
  • roads: Major changes to network and shield_text to support fallback international road shields. When no network is provided by a ref is, a 2-char country code will be exported as the network value based on the location of the road, like AM or US. Issue #135.
  • roads: Minor changes to network and shield_text to support USA road shields, including modifier postfix: US:AK, US:AL, US:AR, US:AZ, US:BIA, US:BLM, US:CA, US:CO, US:CT, US:DC, US:DE, US:FL, US:FSH, US:FSR, US:GA, US:HI, US:I:Alternate, US:I:Business, US:I:Bypass, US:I:Connector, US:I:Historic, US:I:Scenic, US:I:Spur, US:I:Toll, US:I:Truck, US:I, US:IA, US:ID, US:IL, US:IN, US:KS, US:KY, US:LA, US:MA, US:MD, US:ME, US:MI, US:MN, US:MO, US:MS, US:MT, US:NC, US:ND, US:NE, US:NH, US:NJ, US:NM, US:NV, US:NY, US:OH, US:OK, US:OR, US:PA, US:RI, US:SC, US:SD, US:TN, US:TX, US:US:Alternate, US:US:Business, US:US:Bypass, US:US:Connector, US:US:Historic, US:US:Scenic, US:US:Spur, US:US:Toll, US:US:Truck, US:US, US:UT, US:VA, US:VT, US:WA, US:WI, US:WV, and US:WY. Issue #1387.
  • roads: Modify min_zoom of track kind to show 1 zooms earlier by default when surface is gravel or tracktype is not grade3, grade4, or grade5. Issue #1251.
  • roads: Modify min_zoom of track kind to show 2 zooms earlier by default when surface is paved, asphalt, concrete or tracktype is grade1 (but not for access private). Issue #1251.
  • roads: Modify min_zoom of unclassified kind to show 1 zoom earlier by default. Issue #1250.
  • roads: Show important cycling and walking routes at earlier zooms by adjusting the min_zoom of path, major_road, and minor_road kinds. This means that min_zoom values are now variable for features of the same kind, depending on their importance in the bicycle and walking networks; in earlier releases they all shared the same min_zoom. See #1172.
  • water: Add fountain kind.
  • water: Add reef kind, with optional kind_detail values of coral, rock, and sand.

#### BUG FIXES

  • boundaries: Restore full border to Gaza Strip. Issue #1257.
  • landuse: MVT format now includes many more polygons that were dropped in earlier versions that used different format driver.
  • places: Fix spelling of ~60 locality (city) names at low-zooms in places layer by taking Natural Earth update. #1140.
  • roads: European primary network calculation now prefers local networks instead of e-road. Issue #1483.
  • roads: Add surface property at more zooms. Issue #1252.
  • water: Fix missing ocean water by making Natural Earth ne_10m_ocean features OGC valid in PostGIS.

#### DOCUMENTATION CHANGES

  • Correct the Greek language 2-char code from gr to el in the Semantic Versioning statement.
  • Change references to Mapzen (RIP) to Tilezen.
  • Update MapboxGL demo, thanks to Apollo Mapping
  • Use service wording changes (Less > Fewer)
  • Updated Layers documentation for v1.5 schema changes.
  • Updated tilejson/tilejson.json.erb for v1.5 schema changes.

#### INTERNAL CHANGES

  • Change references to Who's On First gazetteer source to whosonfirst.org from whosonfirst.mapzen.com.
  • Refactors to support RAWR tile builds in queries/jinja and elsewhere.
  • Add support for multiple localized names from Natural Earth 4.x by adding new transform convert_ne_l10n_name for 2-char language codes.
  • Use a Tilezen curated country admin polygon layer to determine country codes PIP for intermediate processing (this layer is not exported in final tiles).
  • Add new function to calculate linear overlap with polygons, useful for road in country calculation.
  • Add new function to calculate point in polygon (PIP), useful in POI in country calculation.
  • Updates to Tilezen curated buffered_land layer for marine boundary lines.
  • Be more robust to only add database columns when they don't already exist.
  • Support easier creation of generative tests for points, lines, and polygons.
  • Continued migration to generative tests instead of live-data OpenStreetMap tests via Overpass.
  • Switch to generating MVT format with Coanacatl, which wraps Wagyu and VTZero.
  • Requires Postgresql 9.5. Issue #1319.
  • Upgrade to CircleCI 2.0 for continuous integration.
  • Refactor all OpenStreetMap to Tilezen ETL logic for network and ref > shield_text to support international road shields based on fuzzy data and missing country code data, including specific functions per country.
  • Add max_zoom_filter to remove features with a max_zoom if it's < nominal zoom.
  • Add whitelist for fence kind_detail values.
  • This will be the last set of database migrations provided. All future releases will assume "global" RAWR tile builds.

v1.4.3

  • Release date: 2018-01-08.
  • RAWR internal pre-release round 2.
  • Clip buildings to tile boundaries. See #1142.
  • Allow some kinds of non-numeric shield_text. See #1452.
  • Add shops from osm.org and iD. See #1447.
  • Clip buildings to tiles. See #1446.
  • Include all name variants. See #1454.
  • Add building material tag to output. See #1455.
  • Add route modifier information to network. See #1460.
  • Add wetland detail to kind_detail. See #1461.
  • Remove unused wooded area tags + natural=park and add leaf_type kind_detail to wooded areas. See #1459.
  • Guard against TopologicalError. See #1471.

v1.4.2

  • Release date: 2017-12-04.
  • RAWR internal pre-release.

v1.4.1

v1.4.0-docs1

  • Release date: 2017-06-28. Live on prod 2017-06-??.
  • Requires: tileserver v2.1.0 and tilequeue v1.8.0 and mapbox-vector-tile v1.2.0.
  • [docs] Update link to pois.jinja2. See #1268.
  • [docs] Update your-mapzen-api-key URL query strings to enable key substitution. See #1275.
  • [docs] Spelling, grammar, writing style fixes. See #1275.
  • [docs] Add documentation for 512 pixel tile sizes. See #1284.
  • [docs] Add documentation to suggest max zoom (per tile size). See #1161.
  • [docs] Add documentation for tile x, y coordinates (versus latitude and longitude). See #1111.
  • [docs] Add documentation for HTTP status codes. See #1266.
  • [tests] Update tests for upstream OpenStreetMap data churn. See #1267, #1282, and #1286.
  • Remove duplicate symbol output. See #1265.
  • Fixed release notes on 2017-07-19 with corrected Requires section.

v1.4.0

  • Release date: 2017-05-31.
  • Requires: tileserver v2.1.0 and tilequeue v1.8.0 and mapbox-vector-tile v1.2.0.
  • [tests] Add support to capture all test coordinates with -printcoords. This also namespaces all the test assertion functions using test. See #1245.
  • [tests] Publish all test coordinates for master CircleCI builds. See #1246.
  • [docs] Remove rate limiting note (for Mapzen hosted service).

v1.3.0-docs1

  • Release date: 2017-05-05.
  • Requires: tileserver v2.0.0 and tilequeue v1.7.0 and mapbox-vector-tile v1.2.0.
  • [docs] Delete api-keys-and-rate-limits.md page
  • [docs] Update attribution.md page with less Mapzen
  • [docs] Add your_mapzen_api_key URL query strings to URL endpoint examples
  • [changelog] Update mapbox-vector-tile pypi urls
  • [tests] island > islet for OSM data change

v1.3.0

#### ENHANCEMENTS

  • Show important cycling and walking routes at earlier zooms by adjusting the min_zoom of path, major_road, and minor_road cycling and walking related features in the roads layer. This means that min_zoom values are now variable for features of the same kind, depending on their importance in the bicycle and walking networks; in earlier releases they all shared the same min_zoom. See #1172.
  • Add shields for bicycle, walking, and bus networks with new bicycle_network, walking_network, bus_network, bicycle_shield_text, walking_shield_text, bus_shield_text, and all_* variants onto road layer features. See #775, #1175, and #1214.
  • Add bicycle property to non-path road layer features to more accurately reflect is_bicycle_related routes (eg for ways tagged bicycle=designated). See #1171.
  • Add surface property to roads layer features. See #1020.
  • Add ramp and ramp_bicycle property to roads layer features. See #1147.
  • Remove motor_vehicle, horse and some other properties at low- and mid-zooms in roads layer. See #1224 and #1214.
  • Improve line merging in roads and other layers to reduce tile file size and improve rendering performance. See #1191.
  • Add colour_name property for transit layer features. See #1190.
  • Show large piers earlier in landuse layer. See #1178.
  • Remove many pois layer features when they lack a name (but many others are whitelisted as no-name okay). See #1186 and #1218.

#### BUG FIXES

  • Fix spelling of ~60 locality (city) names at low-zooms in places layer. #1140.
  • Small gardens (in Edinburgh and elsewhere) should not be visible at mid-zooms in pois layer. #1185.
  • Some pois layer features were missing their tier property. See #1208.
  • Remove natural_forest, natural_wood, and village_green from pois layer, a documented breaking bug fix associated with the v1.0 release. Their label points are now found in the landuse layer. See #1103.
  • Fix test failures based on upstream OpenStreetMap data changes.
  • NOTE: while the v1.3.0 release was tagged correctly the VERSION file was stuck at v1.2.0 leading to the incorrectly report in Python installs as v1.2.0.

v1.2.0

  • Release date: 2017-03-23. Live on prod 2017-03-27.
  • Requires: tileserver v1.4.0 and tilequeue v1.6.0 and mapbox-vector-tile v1.2.0.
  • Generate less-complex MultiPolygons by limiting the number of features that can be merged into a single MultiPolygon (defaults to 1000). This can have a large impact on geometric topology checks for file formats like MVT. See #1176.
  • Move merging of landuse polygons after roads intercut, to improve intercut performance. See #1177.
  • Drop small inner polygons, to improve downstream performance. See #1180.
  • Fix test failures based on OpenStreetMap data changes and 2x2 metatiles where unit of work for some operations like tile_kind_rank is now 512px instead of 256px. See #1182.

v1.1.0

v1.0.3

v1.0.2

v1.0.1

v1.0.0


  • New production URLs:
    • GeoJSON: http://tile.mapzen.com/mapzen/vector/v1/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.json?api_key=mapzen-xxxxxxx
    • TopoJSON: http://tile.mapzen.com/mapzen/vector/v1/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.topojson?api_key=mapzen-xxxxxxx
    • Mapbox Vector Tile: http://tile.mapzen.com/mapzen/vector/v1/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.mvt?api_key=mapzen-xxxxxxx

  • Guard against intersecting with same ids during admin boundary processing.
  • Rank only features within the unpadded bounds of the tile. Drop unranked features within the unpadded bounds.
  • Drop linear boundaries (preferring relation boundaries only), as linear boundaries break the admin boundary processing code.
  • Add pyclipper dependency to requirements.
  • Include name:short as a tag name alternate.
  • Fixed bug to restore some missing low-zoom region boundary lines.
  • Fixed bug to fully enable new map_unit boundary lines at low-zooms.
  • Low-zoom boundary lines now have custom min_zoom values.
  • All features in place layer now have custom min_zoom values.
  • Update data query to adapt to upstream OpenStreetMap healthcare speciality bulk edit.
  • Fixed typo for protction_title to protection_title for National Forest features in pois layers.
  • [docs] Cleanup docs generally, clarify relationship between pois and landuse layers, and remove promise about tier property (which will probably be deprecated).
  • [docs] Migrate docs to reference generic Mapzen API keys.

v1.0.0-pre3


  • Developer preview URLs: API endpoints have generalized for multiple tile sets, accounts, and versions:
    • GeoJSON: http://tile.dev.mapzen.com/mapzen/vector/v1/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.json
    • TopoJSON: http://tile.dev.mapzen.com/mapzen/vector/v1/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.topojson
    • Mapbox Vector Tile: http://tile.dev.mapzen.com/mapzen/vector/v1/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.mvt
  • Production URLs will be (not yet live):
    • GeoJSON: http://tile.mapzen.com/mapzen/vector/v1/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.json
    • TopoJSON: http://tile.mapzen.com/mapzen/vector/v1/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.topojson
    • Mapbox Vector Tile: http://tile.mapzen.com/mapzen/vector/v1/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.mvt

  • Removed "not equals" YAML rule, which can be expressed using the other "equals" and "not" operators. PR #1044.
  • BREAKING Rename sort_key to sort_rank. PR #1049.
  • BREAKING Add /mapzen prefix to tilejson tiles URL. PR #1047.
  • New version of "static" Natural Earth and OSM shapefiles. PR #1046.
  • Restore buildings to zoom 13. PR #1036.
  • BREAKING Fix scalerank 0 region boundaries. Drop name properties on boundaries at zoom <= 6. Add region boundaries sourced from Natural Earth "map_unit" data. PR #1037.
  • Add min_zoom parameter to all features. PR #1031.
  • Allow null refs in shield text. Attempt to sanitize shield text by omitting leading text such as A or M before numeric references. PR #1039.
  • BREAKING Update Natural Earth road properties. Removes level, namealt and namealtt. Adds network and shield_text for some countries. PR #1035.
  • BREAKING Fix filters for national forests and parks. Features are now required to have additional parameters (e.g: operator, protect_class, ...) to classify as a kind: national_park. PR #1034.
  • Fix missing localized names on boundaries. Boundaries now include localized name:left:* and name:right:* where the data is available. PR #1022.
  • Change min zoom for landuse, POIs to be closer to Bubble Wrap. Adds tier parameter to simplify client-side rendering rules. PR #997.

v1.0.0-pre2

#### BREAKING CHANGES (v1.0.0-pre2)

  • all layers: Revert to 2 letter language codes to remove client 3-char to 2-char shim logic, with better fallbacks. (#972)

  • boundaries, places, and roads layers: Remove raw Natural Earth scalerank (see min_zoom instead) and labelrank properties. (#992)

  • buildings layer: remove label placements from low- and mid-zooms, keep at zoom 16+. (#679)

  • landuse layer: Low- and mid-zoom landuse polygons are now merged within the same kind values to significantly reduce file size. Some properties, like name, id, sport, religion, and surface are dropped, and the area is recalculated for new combo polygons. Planned work will add back some detail by adding scale_rank classes pre-merge (matching buildings layer behavior). (#583)

  • landuse layer: Remove label placements for cemetery, farm, forest, forest, golf_course, grave_yard, military, national_park, natural_forest, natural_wood, nature_reserve, park, pitch, plant, protected_area, quarry, recreation_ground, substation, village_green, wastewater_plant, water_works, winter_sports, wood, works features, moving them to pois layer. Remaining label placements are recommended for text only label treatment.(#742)

  • landuse layer: remove label placements from low- and mid-zooms, keep at zoom 15+. (#679)

  • places layer: Additional locality changes for places layer to normalize place layer kinds: capital changes to country_capital, state_capital changes to region_capital, scientific_station localities get their own kind_detail, and other bug fixes for (#840). (#931)

  • pois layer: Remove the cuisine property (see new kind_detail instead). (#719)

  • pois layer: Modify default min_zoom for gate features. Gates on major roads are now visible at zoom 14, gates on intermediate roads at zoom 15, gates on minor roads at zoom 16, and gates not on roads at zoom 17 (was all zoom 15). (#820)

  • roads layer: Remove aerialway, highway, piste_type, railway, in favor of coalescing their values into a new kind_detail property (and change incorrect subkind reference in documentation to kind_detail). (#970)

  • transit layer: rename root_relation_id property to root_id, matching new building layer configuration. (#969 and #653)

  • water layer: Remove duplicative and poor resolution sea polygons (but keep their label centroids) to save Venice and other cities from early global warming! This also addressed excessive sea labels in most Mapzen house styles. (#951)

#### NEW FEATURES (v1.0.0-pre2)

  • tilejson: Major upgrade to reflect all layers and properties. (#938)

  • versioning: Add semantic versioning (semver) document detailing the promises Tilezen makes about major, minor, and patch versions and data model changes. (#948)

  • buildings layer: Building parts may receive a root_id corresponding to the building feature, if any, with which they intersect. (#653)

  • landuse layer: Add graveyard features. (#742)

  • landuse layer: Add camp_site features for camp grounds. (#875)

  • pois layer: Add cemetery, farm, forest, forest, golf_course, military, national_park, natural_forest, natural_wood, nature_reserve, park, pitch, plant, protected_area, quarry, recreation_ground, substation, village_green, wastewater_plant, water_works, winter_sports, wood, works features with adjusted zoom ranges over their previous availability in the landuse layer as label placements. All remaining label placements in the landuse layer are no longer recommended for icon label treatment. (#742)

  • pois layer: Add graveyard features. (#742)

  • pois layer: Add art gallery features. (#990)

  • pois layer: Add kind_detail property sourced from sport for pitch features and sourced from cuisine for biergarten, pub, bar, restaurant, fast_food, cafe kinds (removing the cuisine property). (#719)

  • roads layer: To support highway shields a new shield_text property has been added, network values have been normalized (and bicycle networks are now excluded). An example: for "US 101" we now store network of US:US and shield_text of 101. Multiple shields are supported via optional all_networks and all_shield_texts lists (which work in GeoJSON and TopoJSON but not MVT formats, follow mapbox-vector-tile/#64 for a fix). The ref property remains available but is less useful for shield construction. (#192 and #896)

#### BUG FIXES (v1.0.0-pre2)

  • all layers: Support fractional zoom for POIs, places, and other featues which were only appearing at the next whole integer tile, and rounds min_zoom values to 2 decimal places. For example: a feature with min_zoom of 14.8 was only appearing in zoom 15 tiles when it should have appeared in the zoom 14 tile. (#976)

  • boundaries layer: Correct bug where sort_key mapping wasn't updated for new boundary kind values from v1.0.0-pre1. (#1012)

  • places layer: Adjust default zoom ranges for Natural Earth localities at the low-zooms and Natural Earth and OpenStreetMap localities at mid- and high-zooms. (#981 and #982)

  • places layer: Exclude region_capital=false properties. (#1003 and #931)

  • pois layer: Add OpenStreetMap source attribution per feature. (#922)

  • pois layer: Start querying for pois at z4, not z2 (matching the landuse layer). (#994)

  • pois layer: Show large camp_site features at earlier zooms. (#875)

  • pois layer: Removed transit halt, station, stop, and tram_stop features marked as historic. (#661)

  • pois and landuse layers: Normalize operator values for United States National Park Service, United States Forest Service, and National Parks & WildlWildlifeife Service NSW in the U.S.A. and Australia. (#927)

  • roads layer: Pedestrian paths and piers were missing bicycle: designated and related tags. Now that they are exported, they are correctly also decorated as is_bicycle_related: True. (#832)

  • roads layer: Add additional properties sidewalk_left and sidewalk_right to all road layer features. (#605 and #986)

  • roads layer: Remove crossing, sidewalk, sidewalk_left and sidewalk_right properties for road merge. (#993)

  • roads layer: Drop meaningless id property on merged features. (#952)

  • transit layer: Add OpenStreetMap source attribution per feature. (#935)

#### DOCUMENTATION CHANGES (v1.0.0-pre2)

  • documentation: Update earth layer documentation to reflect additional line and point geometry types. (#808)

  • documentation: Update boundaries and landuse layer documentation to reflect barriers moving into the landuse layer. (#932)

  • documentation: Update places layer documentation to reflect new kind and kind_detail values, locality, suburb, quarter, state, province, region, capital, and other changes. (#934)

  • documentation: Update buildings layer documentation to reflect new kind and kind_detail values and building_part changes. (#933) and related (#842)

  • documentation: Update roads layer documentation to reflect new kind and kind_detail values, and remove erroneous reference to exit. (#936)

  • contributing: Adding a step to create a test_config.yaml file. (#1001)

#### INTERNAL CHANGES (v1.0.0-pre2)

  • performance: Move label centroid calculation to database to reduce network pressure on the database (post processing transform needed too much geometry) in landuse, water, earth, and buildings layers. (#965)

  • performance: Add pois indexes for OpenStreetMap polygon and point tables to improve query time. (#983)

  • database: Convert Postgres PostGIS database to utilize osm2pgsql's --hstore-all option. (#876)

  • database: Convert Postgres PostGIS database projection to EPSG:3857. (#908)

  • database: Convert min_zoom properties to REAL from INT to support fractional values. (#976)

  • import: Remove default -W UTF-8 from data import config for shp2pgsql. (#946)

  • import: Add shim in apply non planet sql to better accommodate invalid geometries. Track longer term fix in #979. (#1003)

  • indexes: Update road indexes to refer to mz_road_level alone. (#956)

  • tests: Correct test failure for hotels as upstream data had changed. (#959)

  • tests: Ensure that when config_all_layers is set, the all layer is requested. (#974)

v1.0.0-pre1

#### BREAKING CHANGES (v1.0.0-pre1)

  • new url scheme: Mapzen now offers several different types of tiles in vector and raster formats and we combine data from multiple sources. The URL scheme has been updated to reflect this, and emphasize versions. The old URL will continue to work (~1 year), but updates will stop once v1.0.0 is released to production. (#652)

  • New dev URL: http://tile.dev.mapzen.com/vector/v1/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.topojson

  • Old dev URL was: http://vector.dev.mapzen.com/osm/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.topojson

  • New prod URL will be: https://tile.mapzen.com/vector/v1/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.topojson

  • Old prod URL is still: https://vector.mapzen.com/osm/all/{z}/{x}/{y}.topojson

  • New dev TileJSON is: http://tile.dev.mapzen.com/vector/v1/tilejson/mapbox.json

  • New prod TileJSON will be: https://tile.mapzen.com/vector/v1/tilejson/mapbox.json

  • Old prod TileJSON is still: https://vector.mapzen.com/osm/tilejson/mapbox.json

  • roads layer: Reclassify airport runway and taxiways as new aeroway kind (was minor_road), and change their sort order to be under equivalent landuse polygons. (#895)

  • roads layer: Reclassify road layer kind values sourced from Natural Earth to use OpenStreetMap style kind values. (#890)

  • roads layer: Normalize several kind values to remove - and replace with _, including drive_through, j_bar, and t_bar. (#843)

  • boundaries layer: Reclassify boundary layer kind values for some OpenStreetMap, including region (was state), locality (was municipality), and many country related kind changes from Natural Earth at low zooms. (#841)

  • places layer: Normalize place layer kinds coming from OpenStreetMap and Natural Earth to more closely match Who's On First (mostly using locality kind, with new kind_detail storing the original OSM and NE values). See this lookup table for details. (#840)

  • places layer: Remove country labels from zoom 0, 1 to reduce tile file size. (#837)

  • places layer: Remove some types of OpenStreetMap neighbourhoods (borough, suburb, and quarter) in favor of Who's On First neighbourhoods. (#744)

  • pois layer: Rename several kinds to distinguish aeroway_gate from gate, specify gas_canister shops (was gas which was confusing with automotive gas stations), and split off ski_rental if a ski feature was primarily a rental facility. (#844)

  • landuse layer: Rename several kinds to distinguish natural_wood from wood parks, natural_forest from forest parks, and natural_park from natural parks. (#844)

  • transit layer: route_name on line geometries is now simply name. (#729)

  • landuse layer: Normalize urban_area landuse kinds from Natural Earth (was urban area). (#713)

  • landuse and boundaries layers: Move barrier lines from boundaries layer into landuse layer. Includes city_wall, dam, fence, retaining_wall, and snow_fence. Watch out for dam which is now both a polygon and line in the same landuse layer. (#857)

  • buildings layer: Reclassify building layer kind values to only have building or building_part, moved the earlier kind values to new kind_detail property with a whitelist of values. (#842)

  • buildings layer: Reduce building payloads by merging buildings of similar type at zooms 13, 14, and 15 by dropping some properties like name, addr_housenumber, and addr_street, and quantizing others like height to 10 meters (zoom 13), 5 meters (zoom 14), and nearest meter (zoom 15). Also added new scalerank property with large buildings at 1 and small buildings at 5 to improve client-side style filtering & draw performance. (#845)

  • Remove landuse-labels layer in favor of label placements in landuse layer and pois features. (#852)

  • Use boolean values instead of 'yes' for properties likeosm_relation and label_placement. (#778)

  • Names that have been localized now use the l10n language codes (ala Who's On First) for all data sources. For example: name:en imported from OpenStreetMap is exported as name:eng. (#418)

#### NEW FEATURES (v1.0.0-pre1)

  • roads layer: Add racetracks as type of minor_road sourced from OpenStreetMap's highway=raceway. See #664)

  • roads layer: Add indoor corridors as type of path sourced from OpenStreetMap's highway=corridor. (#605)

  • roads layer: Add properties for crossing=*, sidewalk=* to all road layer features. (#605)

  • roads layer: Add bridleway as type of path. (#859)

  • pois layer: Add toll_booth sourced from OpenStreetMap's barrier=toll_booth. (#479)

  • pois and landuse layers: Add rest_area and service_area kinds sourced from OpenStreetMap's highway=rest_area and highway=services. (#480)

  • places layer: Add localized names for Who's On First sourced neighbourhoods using l10n conventions. (#418)

  • places layer: Add borough features from Who's On First (e.g.: Manhattan in New York City). (#654)

#### BUG FIXES (v1.0.0-pre1)

  • pois layer: Some walking network points were wrongly classified as rwn when they were actually iwn. (#844)

  • pois and landuse layers: garden kind should win over attraction, and add garden point geometries (was previously limited to polygon features). (#829)

  • pois layer: Show windmill features earlier, especially if they are a tourist attraction. (#830)

  • pois layer: Show lighthouse features earlier, especially if they are a tourist attraction, as lighthouses. (#860)

  • pois layer: Show camp grounds (camp_site) earlier. (#875)

  • Update JSON encoding to handle invalid geometries (use the python round function), improves but does not completely solve invalid geometries in other formats like MVT. (#698)

  • Drop all internal properties with a custom mz prefix, affected mz_is_building in landuse layer, but could have affected more layers. (#622)

#### INTERNAL CHANGES (v1.0.0-pre1)

  • pois layer: Remove several redundant filters for boat_storage, firepit, dry_cleaning, toilets, theatre, and picnic_site. (#844)

  • Make pixel size threshold configurable for layers like landuse and water. (#202)

  • For label placements, enable configurable pixel size threshold. (#810)

  • Use json types and functions compatible with postgresql 9.3 to support better hstore tag usage. (#826)

  • Migrate more pois layer transform functions to yaml (leisure, transit station states, aeroway gates). (#754.

  • Add ability to set configurable buffer for MVT format per layer and geometry type. The default MVT config remains clipped (un-buffered), however. (#106)

  • Remove TileStache dependency, moving Python transforms into vector-datasource repo. (#211)

v0.10.5

  • Release date: 2016-08-17
  • Backport moving label generation to database. See #965.

v0.10.4

  • Release date: 2016-06-28
  • Update tilejson layers. See #874.

v0.10.3

  • Release date: 2016-05-20.
  • Limit addresses to points. See #834.

v0.10.2

v0.10.1

v0.10.0

  • Release date: 2016-05-04.
  • Paths get a significant makeover in the roads layer:
  • Many path, footway, and cycleway features are visible earlier up to zoom 11, based on their designation as or inclusion in walking and cycling networks.
  • If a track, major road, or minor road is part of a walking or cycling network it is also visible earlier.
  • Some footway and stair features are visible later than before at zoom 15.
  • Add footway property to disentangle sidewalk and crossing features from other footways.
  • Add walking_network property with values in iwn, nwn, rwn, and lwn to indicate features's international to local significance.
  • Add other additional properties: bicycle, foot, horse, tracktype, incline, trail_visibility and sac_scale.
  • Most paths are now named on introduction, before they were only available at zoom 14+.
  • See #593, #596, and #775.
  • Add bicycle properties to the roads layer:
  • Add is_bicycle_related property, set to true when road is a cycleway, part of a cycling network, or has bicyle lanes or other cycling related infrastrucure.
  • Add bicycle_network property with values in icn, ncn, rcn, and lcn to indicate features's international to local significance.
  • Add properties for cycleway, cycleway_left, cycleway_right, oneway_bicycle, and segregated.
  • See #647.
  • Add new outdoors related polygons to the landuse layer:
  • battlefield, beach_resort, boat_storage, caravan_site, dam, dog_park, firepit, fishing_area, fort, monument, picnic_site, recreation_track, rock, scree, stone, summer_camp, swimming_area, and water_park.
  • See #663 and #655.
  • Add new natural lines to the landuse layer:
  • tree_row and hedge.
  • See #566.
  • Add outdoor related points to the pois layer:
  • adit, battlefield, bbq, beach_resort, beacon, bicycle_repair_station, boat_rental, boat_storage, caravan_site, communications_tower, cross, dam, dive_centre, dog_park, dune, egress, firepit, fishing_area, fishing, fort, gas, geyser, hazard, hot_spring, hunting, life_ring, mast, mineshaft, monument, motorcycle, observatory, offshore_platform, outdoor, petroleum_well, picnic_site, picnic_table, power_pole, power_tower, put_in_egress, putin, pylon, ranger_station, rapid, recreation_track, rock, saddle, scuba_diving, shower, sinkhole, stone, summer_camp, swimming_area, telescope, trailhead, waterfall, waste_disposal, water_park, water_point, water_tower, water_well, and watering_place.
  • See #594, #599, #602, #657, #662, #663, #671, #674, and #675.
  • Add outdoor related lines to the roads layer.
  • portage_way
  • See #677.
  • Add dam to the boundaries layer, and removed it from the water layer. See #663 and #773.
  • Add waterfall features to the pois layer:
  • Includes height value in integer meters.
  • Zoom visibility is based on waterfall height: taller than 300 meters are visible at zoom 12 and waterfalls with height less than 50 meters are visible at zoom 14.
  • See #677.
  • Modified peak features in the pois layer:
  • Add new elevation value in integer meters.
  • Show some tall peaks at earlier zooms.
  • Add tile_kind_rank for peaks to throttle visibility of dense peak clusters.
  • See #523 and #524.
  • Add intermittent property to water layer features:
  • Value of yes allows styling to distingish streams that do not run year round.
  • See #668.
  • Add whitewater related points to the pois layer:
  • putin, egress, put_in_egress, hazard and rapid.
  • Related: portage_way features added in the roads layer.
  • See #599.
  • Add bicycle_junction features in pois layer:
  • A common European feature in signed bicycle routes with named junctions, these features are added at zoom 16.
  • The cycle network reference point's ref value is derived from one of icn_ref, ncn_ref, rcn_ref or lcn_ref, in descending order and is suitable for naming or use in a shield.
  • See #592.
  • Add cycle_barrier features to the pois layer at zoom 18. See #592.
  • Modify existing bicycle related features in pois layer:
  • bicycle shops are now visible earlier at zoom 15.
  • bicycle_rental is now visible at zoom 16.
  • bicycle_rental_station are split off from bicycle_rental shops and are visible at zoom 17. They include additional properties for capacity (an integer value), network, operator, and ref.
  • Features of kind bicycle_parking gain additional properties for access, capacity, covered, fee, operator, maxstay, and surveillance.
  • See #592.
  • Add features of kind walking_junction to the pois layer:
  • Walking junctions are common in Europe for signed walking routes with named junctions, added at zoom 16.
  • The walking network reference point's ref value is derived from one of iwn_ref, nwn_ref, rwn_ref or lwn_ref, in descending order and is suitable for naming or use in a shield.
  • See #592.
  • Add island, islet, and archipelago label placement points to the earth layer. See #399.
  • Add cliff and arete lines to earth layer. See #601.
  • Add label placement lines for ridge and valley to the earth layer. See #601.
  • Move continent label placements to the earth layer from the places layer, a breaking change. See #703.
  • Move ocean and sea label positions to the water layer from the places layer, a breaking change. See #148.
  • Normalize kind values in the boundaries layer, a breaking change:
  • Match Natural Earth kind values to those coming from OpenStreetMap.
  • Remove junk statistical boundaries.
  • Remove Natural Earth's type property.
  • See #517 and #687.
  • Normalize kind values in the water layer, a breaking change:
  • Match Natural Earth kind valeus to those coming from OpenStreetMap.
  • Example 1: use kind ocean instead of Ocean
  • Example 2: use kind lake with reservoir:yes instead of Reservoir.
  • Example 3: use kind ocean with boundary:yes instead of Coastline.
  • See #628 and #680
  • Add sources to the earth layer:
  • Indicate naturalearth.com, openstreetmapdata.com, or openstreetmap.org as source.
  • See #737
  • Bug fixes:
  • Identify yes kind pois to their respective values, including generic office. See #705.
  • Don't merging lines in the roads layer at zoom 16 (the max zoom). See #766.
  • Line merging in the roads layer should produce long lines, not many 2 segment lines. See #768.
  • Removed reference to non-existant highway=minor and highway=footpath in roads layer queries. See #680.
  • Refactor how we calculate kind values using YAML config files across all layers to provide more determinism and eliminate yes values. Follow on to v0.9 changes in #580 and #282. See #646 and #687
  • Update how we handle OpenStreetMap data updates via planet_osm_rels triggers. See #711.
  • Requires: tileserver v0.6.1 and tilequeue v0.9.0 and TileStache v0.10.0

v0.9.1

v0.9.0

  • Release date: 2016-03-24. Live in prod: 2015-03-30.
  • Adjust tile rank for station features in the pois layer, emphasizing rail stations over other types of transit. See #506.
  • Remove long tail of less important station features from mid-zooms in the pois layer. See #506.
  • Show more station features in the pois layer by limiting "merging" to zooms less than 15. See #506.
  • Show existing aerialway station & railway tram_stop features in the pois layer earlier at zoom 13. See #587.
  • Add several boolean values to indicate station transit service types in pois layer. See #352.
  • Add state property to station features in the pois layer to indicate planned and under construction features. See #484.
  • Add optional root_relation_id ID value on transit station features in the pois layer. See #590. CORRECTED 9/31: earlier documentation said osm_site_relation.
  • Add optional uic_ref to station features in the pois layer.
  • Add additional transit points to pois layer and lines to the transit layer for grab bag of stops, halts, stop areas, and platforms. See #469.
  • Show transit layer features at earlier zoom levels, including international train, subway, light_rail, and tram. See #472.
  • Add funicular and monorail features to the transit layer. See #588.
  • Remove physical railway from the transit layer; they don't have passenger service. See #501.
  • Add service values to transit layer line features to indicate international, national, and regional importance. See #471.
  • Add a new boolean is_bus_route property to features in the roads layer starting at zoom 12 if any bus or trolley_bus route passes along the way. No indication is provided for which bus routes at this time. See #611.
  • Add subway and funicular lines to roads layer as a type of rail. See #549 and #510.
  • Remove disused features from the pois layer, for instance disused railway stations. See #368.
  • Limit visibility of closed and historical features to zoom 17+ in the pois and buildings layers. See #291 and #483.
  • Remove internal mz_is_building property from features in the landuse layer. See #333.
  • Document recommended overlay and underlay sort_key orders. See #586.
  • Move much of the kind calculation logic from pure SQL to CSV spreadsheets for easier config and address outstanding SQL coalesce bugs. See #580 and #282.
  • Normalize source property across all layers. If you have custom place filters, this will be a breaking change. See #503.
  • Requires: tileserver v0.6.1 and tilequeue v0.8.0 and TileStache v0.9.0

v0.8.0

  • Release date: 2016-03-04. Live in prod: 2015-03-08.
  • Add new label placements in the water layer for bay, strait, and fjord. Issue #400
  • Add new kinds in the pois layer for hardware and trade to capture more types of "big box" stores. Issue #520
  • Additions to the pois layer to celebrate International Women's Day. Issue #526
    • Basic mappings: childcare, clinic, dentist, doctors, kindergarten, midwife, phone, social_facility, and toilets.
    • Most social facility are indicated by their detailed kind. Common kinds: ambulatory_care, assisted_living, food_bank, group_home, outreach, shelter, workshop, see TagInfo for full set.
  • Large hotels and "big box" stores now appear at earlier zooms in the pois layer. Issues 520 and 522
  • The pois layer now inludels all features at zoom 16 that were only available in zoom 17 and 18 previously. But we now include a recommended min_zoom to replicate the earlier behavior. Issue #478
  • Improved station tile_kind_rank values in the pois layer by including more data. Railway route extraction no longer relies on the planet_osm_nodes table, which may be missing if flat nodes is enabled. Issue #507
  • The buildings layer now includes all buildings (no filter) at zoom 16, with min_zoom properties being added at zoom >= 16. Addresses are included at zoom 16 but are marked min_zoom:17. Issue #557
  • In the boundaries layer fences are now included at zoom 16 (was 17). Issue #478
  • The roads and landuse layers receive a significant overhall to sort_key values. The sort_key value is a suggestion for which order to draw features. The value is an integer where smaller numbers suggest that features should be "behind" features with larger numbers. Issues 364 and 546
  • More layers include sort_key values including boundaries, buildings, earth, transit, and water that are compatible with the values in the roads and landuse layers. Issue #550
  • Fixed migration loop to handle the case where there are no explicit migrations to run. Issue #514
  • Requires: tileserver v0.6.0 and tilequeue v0.8.0 and TileStache v0.8.0

v0.7.0

  • Release date: 2016-01-19. Live in prod: 2015-01-25.
  • At mid and low zooms, roads have some properties dropped and are then merged together. This produces a huge reduction in the number of features in a tile and helps reduce both tile size and rendering time. Issue, Issue.
  • Gym / fitness POIs are now available with kind: fitness in the pois layer. Issue.
  • Swimming pools are now available with kind: swimming_pool in the water layer. Issue.
  • Prisons are now available with kind: prison in both the pois and landuse layers. Issue.
  • Electronics shops are now available with kind: electronics in the pois layer. Issue.
  • Aeroway gates are now available with kind: gate and aeroway: gate in the pois layer. Issue.
  • Motorway links no longer show at zooms 10 and below. Issue.
  • Buildings are now clipped to a 3x expanded tile boundary. This limits the maximum extent of buildings and can help if you've been experiencing rendering artefacts with very large buildings. Issue, Issue.
  • Zoos and other tourist attractions have been "fixed up", and now contain a much wider range of features, as well as including more attributes such as surface type. Issue.
  • Requires: tileserver v0.5.0 and tilequeue v0.7.0 and TileStache v0.7.0

v0.6.0

  • Release date: 2015-12-16. Live in prod: 2015-01-08.
  • Highway exits are now present in the pois layer, with kind:motorway_junction and, if the data is available, properties for exit_to directions and ref reference number. Issue.
  • Beach polygons are now present in the landuse layer. Issue.
  • Military (and rural) landuse areas were not being output due to a bug. This has been fixed and both landuse types are now being output. Issue.
  • Railway platforms are now present in the transit layer. Issue.
  • Features related to winter sports are now present; with pistes in the roads layer as kind:piste, winter sports areas / resorts in the landuse layer with kind:winter_sports and various pois related to ski/snowboard hire available in the pois layer. Pistes ticket. Areas ticket, POIs ticket.
  • IATA codes are included as the iata property on airports for which the data is available in the pois and landuse layers. Issue.
  • Pier lines are now included in the roads layer with kind:path, man_made:pier. Issue.
  • Subway stations show at zoom 12 in the pois layer. Issue.
  • Zoos now show up by zoom 13 at the latest in the pois layer. Issue.
  • Ice cream shops and stands are now included in the pois layer. Issue
  • Toy shops are now included in the pois layer. Issue.
  • Wine shops are now included in the pois layer. Issue
  • Alcohol shops are now included in the pois layer. Issue
  • The population attribute in the places layer is now always an integer. Issue.
  • Requires: tileserver v0.5.0 and tilequeue v0.6.0 and TileStache v0.6.0

v0.5.3

v0.5.2

v0.5.1

v0.5.0

  • Release date: 2015-11-13. Live in prod: 2015-11-20.
  • Filter out duplicate POIs in pois, landuse, and buildings layers, preferring poi layer features. Includes density filter.
  • Add neighbourhoods (and macrohoods and microhoods) from Who's On First in the places layer. New properties: min_zoom, max_zoom, kind_tile_rank, is_landuse_aoi.
  • Remove neighbourhoods from OpenStreetMap.
  • Add kind_tile_rank to kind=station features to enable filtering out of less important transit stations at low zooms (to reduce crowding). Weights stations that are shown at lower zoom levels by lines going through them. Lower numbers = more important.
  • Stop duplicating building footprints into the landuse layer, and exclude building=no features. Include all building properties at all zooms (was limited to high zooms).
  • Use addr:housename as building name if feature is a POI
  • Add aerialway line features into the roads layer.
  • Add back missing roads on park and other landuse boundaries that went missing when landuse_kind intercut was added.
  • Add service levels to railroads features in roads layer to distinguish importance.
  • Updated High Road classifier (zoom range, sort order) for service roads, including pedestrian streets, paths, and forest tracks so they are visible earlier.
  • Add volume on building layer polygons to enable more sophisticated client-side filtering at mid zooms.
  • Add city_wall lines and barrier lines to boundaries layer.
  • Fix minor bug around missing water layer boundary lines.
  • Add area to water boundary lines (so filtering of boundary lines can match polygons).
  • Add townhall, laundry, dry_cleaner, and ferry_terminal to pois layer.
  • Move centroid calculation out of database to post-processing step
  • Updated formats to contain api_key parameter in tilejson metadata URL
  • Requires: tileserver v0.4.1 and tilequeue v0.5.0 and TileStache v0.5.0

v0.4.2

v0.4.1

v0.4.0

  • Release date: 2015-10-06. Live in prod: 2015-10-20.
  • Fix regression in v0.3.0 where zooms 0 to zoom 8 country and region (state, province) features from OpenStreetMap were dropped from tiles (rolling back a change in v0.2.0)
  • Greater diversity of label placements for POIs, landuse, and buildings result in more balanced selection of features visible at mid and high (neighborhood) zooms. The feature's minimum recommended visible zoom is now included as a property (eg: min_zoom=10.7763), useful for determining feature priority in client-side label collisions. Currently visibility should be calculated combined with area filters, we'll move that serverside in later releases.
  • Add label positions for water bodies to the water layer noted as label_position=yes.
  • Add label positions for buildings to the buildings layer noted as label_position=yes.
  • Landuse label positions are now additionally available in the landuse layer directly, noted with label_position=yes.
  • WARNING: The existing landuse-labels layer will be depreciated in a later release.
  • Add location and layer tags to buildings features in the buildings layer to determine if something is location=underground or layer=-1 (like BART stations in San Francisco).
  • Administrative boundary line improvements are back in the boundaries layer: now based on OSM relations, includes localized left- and right-names, and adds maritime_boundary=yes when the boundary is out in the deep sea. Note that this is slightly different than the maritime=yes tag that comes directly from OSM as we're calculating it using a custom spatial mask that will be improved over time.
  • Add ferry lines starting at zoom 8 to road layer.
  • Add airport runway lines starting at zoom 9 in the roads layer. Can be combined with landuse_kind attributes to throttle visibility.
  • Requires: tileserver v0.4.0 and tilequeue v0.4.0 and TileStache v0.4.0

v0.3.0

  • Release date: 2015-09-25
  • Source national_park, protected_area and other significant landuse boundaries from OpenStreetMap to generate AOI polygons and labels earlier starting at zoom 4 globally (was zoom 9). These features also gain protect_class and operator properties.
  • Add OSM roads and other features starting at zoom 8 (transition from Natural Earth data was zoom 9 in earlier releases). Natural Earth urban areas remain until zoom 9, though.
  • Add water boundaries for low zooms (from Natural Earth), to match earlier v0.2.0 work for OSM water boundaries at mid and high zooms.
  • Landuse AOI polygons now include a sort_key hint from the server for easier client side styling. The sort_key is used server side to make the landuse_kind predictable on roads.
  • Underground streams are now marked such with a additional is_tunnel property (zooms 11+)
  • Temporarily reverted changes to administrative boundary lines in v0.2.x that dropped some boundary lines and their kind attributes. They'll be back soon, better than ever.
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations.
  • Requires: tileserver v0.3.0 and tilequeue v0.3.0 and TileStache v0.3.0

v0.2.0

  • Release date: 2015-09-18
  • Add landuse_kind to features in roads and buildings layers based on the intersection with landuse layer features. TIP: custom style roads and buildings over parks and other area features to improves contrast.
  • Add calculated water boundary=yes line features to water layer to resolve funky "coastlines" crossing water polygons (where river and ocean polygons meet, and where adjacent river polygons meet). There are already stream lines in the water layer, but this might require an style update. TIP: In D3.js, set fill: none on linear features like streams and boundary=yes feeatures.
  • Added power station polygons to landuse layer with kind = plant, generator, or substation.
  • Add house addresses points to buildings layer with kind = address.
  • Resolve duplicate populated places from places layer. Natural Earth only used in low zooms, OSM only used in mid and high zooms.
  • Stop generating tiny invalid geoms that were making D3.js cry.
  • Requires: tileserver v0.2.0 and tilequeue v0.2.0 and TileStache v0.2.0

v0.2.0-prehistory

  • Release date: July-August 2015
  • Add missing OSM city features to places layer in mid and high zooms.
  • Add kind = aerodrome (airport AOI), military, zoo; man made features of kind = pier, wastewater_plant, works, bridge, tower, breakwater, water_works, groyne, dike, cutline; and urban & rural polygons to landuse and points to landuse-labels layers.
  • Add sport and religion tags to landuse layer polygon and landuse-labels point features to distinguish different kinds of sport pitches and places of worship. TIP: use these to stylize custom icons.
  • Add cuisine, sport and religion tags to pois layer point features to distinguish different kinds of restaurants, sport pitches, and places of worship. TIP: use these to stylize custom icons.
  • Add more POIs with craft set to kind = brewery, carpenter, confectionery, dressmaker, electrician, gardener, handicraft, hvac, metal_construction, painter, photographer, photographic_laboratory, plumber, pottery, sawmill, shoemaker, stonemason, tailor, winery and with office set to kind = accountant, administrative, advertising_agency, architect, association, company, consulting, educational_institution, employment_agency, estate_agent, financial, foundation, government, insurance, it, lawyer, newspaper, ngo, notary, physician, political_party, religion, research, tax_advisor, telecommunication, therapist, travel_agent, yes) so more business icons are included in tiles.
  • Stop including parking and bus_stop point features in pois layer until zoom 17.
  • Stop including parking polygon features in landuse-labels layer until zoom 17.
  • Less linework geometry simplification on Natural Earth geometries at low zooms.
  • Move to query templates to reduce code complexity.
  • Start managing issues across all Mapzen vector tile repos with Waffle.io.

v0.1.0

NOTE: Release dates reflect date repo was tagged or otherwise released. Date that production tiles reflect same changes may lag (around a week, usually less).