[talk-ph] foursquare "checked-in" on openstreetmap

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 14:08:08 GMT 2012

Hi guys,

As shared by maning, foursquare has switched to using OpenStreetMap
data for their maps. They went with the MapBox Streets tileset which
is provided by MapBox and was developed using MapBox's TileMill

I actually find the MapBox Streets tileset gorgeous. I find a certain
finesse to their cartographic style choices such as use of smaller
fonts and street widths. (If you have poor eyesight, then this style
is definitely not usable for you.)

One major problem, though, with this tileset is that it only goes to
zoom level 16 (officially; unofficially, level 17 tiles are available)
(which is one of the main complaints of superusers on foursquare).
Another problem is doesn't seem to be updated as often as the others
(like the Mapquest Open tiles or the main OSM Mapnik tileset).

Anyway, if you want to browse the MapBox Streets tileset, here's the
official link:

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 9:19 AM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://blog.foursquare.com/2012/02/29/foursquare-is-joining-the-openstreetmap-movement-say-hi-to-pretty-new-maps/
> --
> cheers,
> maning
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