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Make a public "x-ray" view of our vector tiles
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An x-ray view allows exploration of the contents of our vector tiles. This is interesting, important for debugging, somewhat useful for style development, shows the links to OSM data, and helps the community understand why things are a certain way and our architecture.

There are ways to get an x-ray view right now, but they all involve having map development software installed.

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Pnorman created this task.Mar 9 2017, 12:25 AM
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Now that Kartotherian has an editor module, it should be very easy to set it up on a wmflabs machine, and pre-set it with maps.wikimedia.org and "shorter" servers as the source of tiles. The editor has "Inspect mode" that allows in-depth examination of each feature of a vector tile.

Pnorman triaged this task as Lowest priority.Jul 10 2018, 4:37 PM

This would still be nice to have, but we're not likely to code it anytime soon.