September 2021 Release Announcement
Retrieve data from an interactive map layer in Mapbox Vector Tile format for efficient visualization
Interactive map layers now support the ability to request data in the open, industry standard MVT (Mapbox Vector Tile) format via the interactive API. This data format is also optimized for some data visualization purposes (such as when using Maps API for JS to produce a map within a web application) because the geometries are already projected and simplified specifically for the requested zoom level, thereby reducing the amount of work necessary by a consuming client to render the data.
Share schemas between projects within the same organization (CLI only)
Share schemas between projects within the same organization, facilitating collaboration between teams. As with catalogs, sharing schemas between projects consists of two interactions:
- First, identities with manage access to a schema in a project can now make that schema available to other projects in their organization with "read" permissions. They may choose to make the schema available to specific projects or all projects in their organization.
- Second, once a schema has been made available to a project, identities in the project can link to it. This will allow them to add a schema shared from another project to layers in catalogs created in their project.
Display data from an object store layer on top of a map
Adding to the layer types fully supported for visual inspection in Data Inspector, and following on from last month's announcement of support for viewing and downloading objects from object store layers in the list view of Data Inspector, you can now visualize an object store layer on a map in Data Inspector by following a few simple conventions. See our Object Store examples in the platform.
Changes, additions, deprecations, and known issues
This blog post focuses on highlights. However, a lot more has happened since our last announcement. Our APIs, SDKs, and tools publish their detailed API level changes in form of changelogs or release notes. For the recent changes, refer to the corresponding changelog or release notes directly:
- Data API
- Pipeline API
- Data SDKs
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