[OSM-dev] OSM QA Tiles for data analysis

Edward Betts edward at 4angle.com
Thu Sep 10 14:36:10 UTC 2015

Edward Betts <edward at 4angle.com> wrote:
> I uncompressed the extracted tile, but then what format is it in? I assume PBF,
> but osmosis, osmconvert and osmread all refuse to read it.

Richard Fairhurst answered my question on IRC. They are Mapbox vector tiles.

I can read them in Python with https://github.com/mapzen/mapbox-vector-tile

Now I just need to figure out the code for converting between tile coordinates
and lat/lon.

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