AJ Ashton

Cartography, Mapbox Streets, Data processing

AJ is the lead cartographer at Mapbox. AJ works with open data to design beautiful custom maps, including the global street-level Mapbox Streets, based on data from OpenStreetMap.

AJ is also a skilled GIS developer who makes inventive use of open source mapping tools like PostGIS, GDAL, and Mapnik to pioneer new techniques for designing maps for the web. AJ is active in many of these open source communities and participated in the first ever code sprint for Mapnik in London.

AJ received his degree from the Georgian College for Fine Arts near Toronto, Canada. His artwork has been on exhibition in multiple galleries in Canada.