All Mapzen Basemap styles now include the label levels introduced in Refill in July along with 512 pixel tile support. Also, Zinc is graduating to a Refill theme and being retired a standalone basemap style.
Label Levels 0 to 11
Label levels have been added to all Mapzen house styles! Bubble Wrap, Cinnabar, Tron and Walkabout now have label steps
11, following the same label levels of Refill. See the Levels of Detail blog post for more info.
Zinc and Refill
We’ve added Zinc as a new color theme to Refill. Zinc is unique among all the themes since it’s composed mostly of grays and removes all textures. Consider it a more flat and basic version of Refill.
While Zinc has been deprecated as a standalone basemap style, it gets even more features as a Refill theme! Old versions are still published, but won’t be maintained – we recommend upgrading.
The example below imports Refill, adds Zinc as a color theme, and shows more labels.
import: - https://mapzen.com/carto/refill-style/9/refill-style.zip - https://mapzen.com/carto/refill-style/9/themes/color-zinc.zip - https://mapzen.com/carto/refill-style/9/themes/label-10.zip
Migrating to Label Levels
The following Mapzen basemap versions introduce Mapzen label themes.
- Bubble Wrap:
Starting with the Mapzen basemap styles released today, you will be able to import the default
walkabout-style basemap and then add or remove labels by importing a label theme. See below:
import: - https://mapzen.com/carto/bubble-wrap-style/8/bubble-wrap-style.zip - https://mapzen.com/carto/bubble-wrap-style/8/themes/label-10.zip
Mapping Label Variants to Label Levels
no-labels variants will still work in previous basemap versions, but going forward you’ll need to upgrade and import the theme, specifying
label-10 to get equivalent label density. See the documentation for more information on migration.