vis.gl Blog

Deep dives into the vis.gl frameworks

The vis.gl blog introduces new releases, provides in-depth technical expositions and showcases applications of the vis.gl frameworks. Guest posts are welcome!


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deck.gl 8.2 moves to Open Governance

deck.gl 8.2 moves to Open Governance

Apr 7, 2020

The vis.gl frameworks suite is now under open governance through the Linux Foundation and the Urban Cumputing Foundation.

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pydeck: Unlocking deck.gl for use in Python

pydeck: Unlocking deck.gl for use in Python

Oct 15, 2019

The power of deck.gl is now available to Python and Jupyter notebooks.

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Exploring Geospatial Data with kepler.gl

Exploring Geospatial Data with kepler.gl

Aug 26, 2019

A showcase of how kepler.gl helps leverage the power of the vis.gl frameworks for geospatial analytics.

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Vis Hackathon 2019

Vis Hackathon 2019

Jul 23, 2019

A range of visualization projects using the vis.gl frameworks and beyond.

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Kepler.gl: Export Map

Kepler.gl: Export Map

Jul 22, 2019

kepler.gl now supports exporting maps for use on the web.

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Introducing kepler.gl for Jupyter

Introducing kepler.gl for Jupyter

Jun 25, 2019

kepler.gl can now be controlled from Jupyter notebooks.

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Uber’s vis.gl brings glTF to geospatial data visualization

Uber’s vis.gl brings glTF to geospatial data visualization

Jun 18, 2019

The Khronos glTF format brings high-quality models and pysically-based rendering to the vis.gl frameworks.

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Using deck.gl with Google Maps

Using deck.gl with Google Maps

May 7, 2019

deck.gl now provides a new module enabling deck.gl to be used with Google basemaps.

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Introducing deck.gl v7.0

Introducing deck.gl v7.0

Apr 26, 2019

deck.gl v7 brings a slew of new layers, lighting support, binary data support and more.

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Kepler.gl + Dropbox = Map Save & Share

Kepler.gl + Dropbox = Map Save & Share

Apr 22, 2019

kepler.gl now provides integration with cloud storage enabling maps to be saved.

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How (sometimes) assuming the Earth is “flat” helps speed up rendering in deck.gl

How (sometimes) assuming the Earth is “flat” helps speed up rendering in deck.gl

Oct 29, 2018

An deep-dive into the new optimized geospatial projection engine in deck.gl v6.2

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GPU Accelerated Aggregation in deck.gl

GPU Accelerated Aggregation in deck.gl

Oct 16, 2018

deck.gl v6.2 moves aggregation related computation to the GPU.

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deck.gl and Mapbox GL JS: Better Together

deck.gl and Mapbox GL JS: Better Together

Oct 15, 2018

The deck.gl and Mapbox teams have collaborated on deep WebGL integration enabling new use cases when using deck.gl with Mapbox basemaps.

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Mapping the Parisian trees

Mapping the Parisian trees

May 29, 2018

Showcase of how to work with a dataset in kepler.gl.

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Visualizing Unemployment for U.S. Counties with kepler.gl

Visualizing Unemployment for U.S. Counties with kepler.gl

May 29, 2018

Showcase of how to work with a specific dataset in kepler.gl.

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Using Kepler.gl and Movement to Visualize Traffic Effects of a Rainstorm

Using Kepler.gl and Movement to Visualize Traffic Effects of a Rainstorm

May 29, 2018

Showcase of how to work with a specific dataset in kepler.gl.

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Animating 40 years of California Earthquakes

Animating 40 years of California Earthquakes

May 19, 2018

Showcase of how to work with a specific dataset in kepler.gl.

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Start Scripting with deck.gl

Start Scripting with deck.gl

Apr 24, 2018

deck.gl can now be used directly from HTML scripts without the use of npm packages.

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Automatic, GPU-based object highlighting in deck.gl Layers

Automatic, GPU-based object highlighting in deck.gl Layers

Mar 26, 2018

Highligting the selected object in a layer is now handled by deck.gl directly on the GPU.

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Unfolding the Earth: Myriahedral Projections In WebGL

Unfolding the Earth: Myriahedral Projections In WebGL

Feb 27, 2018

A visual exploration of alternaive mathematical approaches to flatten the Earth sphere.

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Introducing luma.gl v4.0

Introducing luma.gl v4.0

Jul 24, 2017

A summary of luma.gl improvements and early roadmaps.

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Wind Map

Wind Map

Apr 16, 2017

A showcase of using deck.gl for particle animations and vector field visualizations.

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Rendering A Minecraft World With deck.gl

Rendering A Minecraft World With deck.gl

Apr 11, 2017

An alternate use case for deck.gl.

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The Birth of a Visualization Framework Suite

The Birth of a Visualization Framework Suite

Jul 24, 2017

vis.gl is a new suite of frameworks centered around deck.gl focused on big geospatial data visualization.

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Introducing deck.gl v4.0

Introducing deck.gl v4.0

Apr 2, 2017

The second major public release of deck.gl brings a wide range of improvements.

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The vis.gl framework suite is an open governance collaboration under the auspices of the UCF and Linux Foundation.