Proposed at TC39, an import function is finally available in most browsers. While this is not a feature to make everyday developer life easier it allows for some interesting solutions. In this shortish article I want to highlight a particular use case for dynamic imports.

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With no end to the UK lockdown in sight, Zoom parties will remain the weekly highlight of social interaction. Some classic party games such as Outburst can be easily played without everyone having the game available at home.

Looking for new party games to play I bought The Chameleon by…


At GEOLYTIX we build all kinds of map applications for which we require a range of location marker. It is recommended to use a dedicated image hosting service such cloudinary for caching and on the fly transformations. But we also like the comfort of building SVG from code which makes…


This article is about the Enterprise Application Architecture which we use at GEOLYTIX in order to facilitate best value from Vercel and GitHub. We are currently building XYZ¹, a free and open source project to provide interfaces for the analysis and presentation of spatial data. …


The success of your open source project and indeed any complex solution depends on good documentation. Writing documentation can be a real challenge, especially if you are too involved with a project from its inception. Knowing every detail you may fail to explain what is obvious to you and your…


Reading this today you will already know that the FOSS4G event in Calgary had to be cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. But after each FOSS4G is always before the next. This being in Buenos Aires in 2021 is all very exciting. Vamos a Argentina!

While it is hard…


I have previously written about GEOLYTIX’ work to make spatial interfaces serverless with Zeit’s Now platform. Soon after I published that article, Zeit introduced the second coming of their Now cloud platform for static sites and Serverless Functions. Everything changed and we had to go with the flow.

Now Again…


A couple of weeks ago, roughly around the time when the Prime Minister of the UK promised to do the very same to himself, we finally ditched Wordpress.

Maintaining Wordpress has been a huge pain for us as an organisation and for me personally since I am not a big…


I have previously written about cluster algorithms and hex grid algorithms for PostGIS. Today I want to present on the fly data aggregation algorithm for regular tessellation grids (square and hexagonal).

Aggregating data to a regular grid has been inspired by the work of Javier Goizueta for Carto. …


I hope you find this article as a reference from some work I have done with WFS-T and Geoserver. I don’t really use Geoserver or WFS anymore while we build XYZ, the open source spatial data and application interface at GEOLYTIX.

The implementation of dynamic vector tiles is discussed in…

Dennis Bauszus

I am doing some web and map stuff with @GEOLYTIX. Mostly maps on the web.

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