1. mslee

    Hello, I am a Korean student who was impressed by reading this article and wants to create a similar web.
    May I know what kind of filtering you went through with osmosis?

    • nico

      to be honest, I don’t remember exactly what I did but it involved a lot of trial and error…
      if it’s a student (non-commercial) project, I think you can use the tilezen vector tiles (https://tilezen.readthedocs.io/en/latest/).
      make sure to download the tiles you need locally, to leave their servers in peace :)
      creating an interactive map is very challenging “as is” and computing the tiles from scratch adds a fair amount of complexity.
      also I came across this blender plugin https://github.com/vvoovv/blender-osm/wiki/Premium-Version that extracts an area from OSM and converts it into a mesh.
      it can be handy if you don’t need to move around.
      good luck for your project

      • mslee

        thank you for answering!

        Still, I really want to study and research this map.

        If it’s okay with you, is it okay if I ask you things you don’t know?

        I’ve now made pbf tiles using mapsplit and it’s so hard to convert them to geojson! Can you tell me how to use osm2geojson ?

  2. Max

    Hello, Nicolas!

    Could you please tell me how much time did it take to develop the map?
    And how much did it cost?

    • nico

      my part took 6 weeks and cost ~20K€
      there was also a senior art director ( important ! ) and a senior front end dev ( to create the contents, the UI and fix many many little details )

      • Max

        Hi, Nicolas!
        Could you please advise what can be simplified to save budget and development time resources but still make it visually close to the map of Marseille?

        • nico

          to cut the budget: use an existing tile service and an existing rendering library like MapboxGL or Google Maps (it now features 3D buildings and may let you customize them).
          this will save weeks (months?!) of work and mechanically shrink the budget, especially on the 3D part which is a massive pain (trust me ^^).

          you can’t expect to have something as customized though + you’ll rely on a third party provider (they ‘ll charge you for each user, possibly making it more expensive in the long run).

          • Max

            Thanks for your answer!

            Yeah, we’ve looked at Google Maps and found such problems: it’s possible to set the color only to all 3D buildings and they appear only with a certain zoom.
            Is this really the case or is there a way around it?
            Can you tell me how to do it, if it’s possible?
            Sometimes, Mapbox has overlays of 3D buildings on each other when using different zooms.
            Thank you!

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