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Mapbox Reviews

An open source mapping platform for custom designed maps. Our APIs and SDKs are the building blocks to integrate location into any mobile or web app.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Mapbox and what they use it for.
  • "Next Valley" My single-screen Windows theme
    ​ |Developer Notes| |:-| |Optional Power Shortcuts - Provides shortcuts to deeper links. Example: I wanted a one-touch button that opens the Developer Options menu. This app does this. Not required for core functionality of the theme.| |Allows 4 custom wallpapers, either local files or web links. Includes 2 add'l wallpapers pulled from Bing Daily and r/earthporn.| |The location and weather panel has a live map... - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • NEXT VALLEY - A single-screen Windows theme for KLWP [Sharing the whole damn thing]
    The location and weather panel has a live map displayed. Well, it won't for you, unless you grab a free API key from and paste it in the 1st global. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • QGIS in PowerBI
    If you want to show polygons it is a bit more difficult. With the above map functions you can create a Choropleth map by using predefined regions (like countries, states etc.). But for custom polygons it won't work. You can either use ArcGIS Online in combination with the ArcGIS Maps for Power BI viz or use the Mapbox Visual function (you need to install this one first by pressing "Get more visuals"). You can... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • How is this map made?
    They are using service and their API to build this map. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • help implementing crime mapping workflow with vanilla {django + leafletjs}
    Find a map-rendering library. is a good one, but there are others. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Laravel Mapbox, easily integrate Mapbox inside your Laravel app
    Before installing the package, create a Mapbox account to get your token. - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • QGISweb: Alternatives?
    For interactive maps, my first choice by a long shot is - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • [OC] Five years and 9,000 miles of running in San Francisco, California
    Built by converting exported data to geojson using Mapbox open-source libraries on the command line (gist), uploaded and visualized using Mapbox Studio, labels and cleanup in Figma. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Mapbox on Twitter
    Currently the entire holobuilding and tile display/buying system is hosted by Mapbox. When you load a page with tiles you can buy on... There are many calls to It is NOT self-hosted on E2. You can see it in the dev console network tab on any browser. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Introducing Ably Asset Tracking - public beta now available
    To help these fast-moving companies focus on what they do best rather than complex cloud infrastructure and mapping specialisms, Ably is launching an asset tracking product in partnership with Mapbox. Ably Asset Tracking is simply the best and fastest way to build delivery apps and logistics services that rely on realtime location data to track any asset. - Source: / almost 2 years ago
  • How do i create an interactive map and chart in Django
    As /u/ArabicLawrence points out this is more of a front-end feature, but has some really nice functionality you can pretty much just drop in to your template. You'll need some magic on the back-end to populate the marker data, but you should be able to figure that out if you have much django knowledge. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Mapbox

5 Best Tools For Creating Your Own Interactive Maps
Mapbox is particularly constructed to optimize custom maps for portable devices. The tool gives you a strong free tier for almost all of its features even if you didn’t opt for a paid service. If you’re planning to develop an app or want to build a more suitable mobile site, Mapbox guarantees that your map is ready for phone users. Mapbox utilises the location feature on portable devices to deliver up-to-date...
The Best Map Makers For 2022
One important thing to know: Mapbox Studio is the only map maker in this article that does not use Google Maps. Instead Mapbox uses Open Street Maps, a free, open-source wiki map of the world. Because of this you might notice different results when you search for an address on Google Maps and on Mapbox— they use a completely different data set.
5 Best Web Mapping Platforms – The Battle of Web GIS
MBTiles is the backbone for storing tilesets. Mapbox has a ton of customization features for personalized maps. But if you fully want to experience Mapbox, it’s all about the APIs. By using APIs, you can programmatically access Mapbox tools and services. Finally, Mapbox Studio is how to convert your data to tilesets and create styles. This is where Mapbox really knocks it out of the park for web map customization...
Farewell, Google Maps
Mapbox has more resources to its disposal - 400 employees according to LinkedIn, compared to MapTiler's 7 team members - thanks to Softbank's $164m investment. On the other hand, having acquired that much capital, the company is branching out in several directions (autonomous driving, VR...) which for a user dependent on its maps service might be somehow concerning. Therefore we will keep using both services in...
Survey of the Best Online Mapping Tools for Web Developers: The Roadmap to Roadmaps
A startup named MapBox is trying to revolutionize the online cartographic marketplace, with the goal of building better looking, more versatile online maps. The MapBox JavaScript API employs Leaflet, and is written as a Leaflet plugin. It extends Leaflet functionality, and integrates with other MapBox web services, including MapBox hosting for user-created custom maps and datasets. Besides the JavaScript API,...

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