Is the subway on time? Which stop is the nearest? How far away is my bus? Questions that Hamburg residents don’t need to worry about anymore. HVV.live is the live map for all vehicles of Hamburg’s public transport association, HVV. Franz Neubert, front-end developer at Ubilabs, developed the map as part of a research project.
In the developers community Robert is known not only as a co-organizer of the JSUnconf, but also for his tips and tricks around the design of interactive maps with Google Maps or Mapbox. You can find out more about his highlights last year and his hobbies here in the interview.
For our customers who work with web-mapping technologies like Google Maps, Mapbox or CARTO, we offer comprehensive consulting. One of our specialists is Philipp Lauser, who is interested in geo-technologies, creates demos and supports our customers in the use of their licenses.
Around 40 percent of our team are developers. Their skills are as diverse as our projects. Our colleague Franz Neubert for example currently focuses on the newest features at Mapbox. To keep concentrated, he loves to turn loud music on (via headphones, naturally).
Colorize the background differently, highlight roads and the topography, or on the contrary, create a bare minimum design. It is fun to design maps according to one’s own ideas and requirements. The best thing about Styled Maps: with the right tools, you don’t even have to know how to program to design the map.