Protocolbuffer Binary Format(.pbf) and Mapbox Vector Tiles(.mvt) are two popular formats for sharing map data. Prior to this GSoC project, the iD editor in OSM supported GPX data. GPX is an XML schema designed as a common GPS data format for software applications. It can be used to describe waypoints, tracks, and routes.

The main objective of the project was to add support for vector tile data to iD. MVT and PBF contain data of a particular tile. These files contain data in Protocolbuffer binary format and can have various sets of data like name of cities, or train stations…

What is Outreachy?

Outreachy is a wonderful initiative for women and people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software to get involved. If you are new to open source and searching for an internship that can boost up your confidence in open source, Outreachy would be a great start for you.

Outreachy interns work on a project for an organization under the supervision of a mentor, for 3 months. Various open source organizations(e.g. Mozilla, GNOME, Wikimedia, Linux kernel to name a few) take part in the Outreachy program. …

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