We just rolled out an update to the MapBox Streets Terrain Layer that adds landcover coloring with global coverage. This new landcover information, which comes from a raster source, replaces much of the large area OpenStreetMap vector landcover information for maps with the terrain option turned on. You can also customize all the colors.
The landcover information we’re using is GLOBCOVER, produced by the European Space Agency. It has been colored to combine well with the hillshading and fit with the overall MapBox Streets design.
Custom styles for terrain
Like all MapBox Street maps, you can change the styles on all the layers.
The new terrain layer is available immediately from all MapBox accounts. If you’re new to MapBox, sign up for a free account and check out our documentation to help you get started using the MapBox Streets world map. As always, if you have questions or feedback hit us up on support.mapbox.com.
is the lead cartographer at Mapbox, where he works with open data to design beautiful custom maps.