Friday, April 22, 2016

Multilingual Maps

Arun Ganesh has created an interactive multilingual map of India using Mapbox and OpenStreetMap data. OpenStreetMap India allows users to switch the language of map labels between seven different languages.

The map was created using Overpass Turbo to download the map label data for Indian towns and cities. The map label layers were then created from the data in Mapbox Studio. You can read more about the map's creation on Arun's blogpost Making a Multilingual Map of India using OpenStreetMap Data.

If you want to create your own multilingual map you might also want to have a look at the Language Switch demo in the Mapbox documentation.

If you want to see how you can switch between different map label layers in Leaflet.js you can have a look at the source code of my own, far less worthy, Urban Dictionary Map of San Francisco.

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