MapLibre GL 3.0

A new major release is available of the open-source WebGL mapping framework MapLibre GL.

This release is a big step for MapLibre GL JS! With more than 500 commits, and almost a year in the making, version 3.0.0 is surely our best release yet.

Notable changes include:

  • The release completes the transition to WebGL2, bringing better interoperability with other WebGL2-based frameworks and better performance through parallelisation,
  • transformCameraUpdate provides a hook that allows you to manipulate the map’s camera state, ideal for use with reactive front-end frameworks where the camera-state properties are stored externally,
  • Better, continuous interpolations when using HCL interpolations via interpolate-hcl,
  • Several improvements to stabilise 3D terrain display.
  • Several performance improvements make MapLibre generally faster.