Today we're inviting everyone with a Mapbox account to create amazing cartography and
advanced visualizations with Mapbox Studio. This is a turning point:
a system for cartography that's powerful but easy to use and produces
maps optimized for mobile applications and the modern web.
Mapbox Studio is the axis of Mapbox's ecosystem:
every style is optimized for use with our mobile & web SDKs and
ready to be extended with our APIs for developers, like geocoding and directions.
Create styles, see your statistics, upload custom data, and manage API
access all through one integrated, user-friendly interface.
A powerful and familiar interface
Guided by input from our in-house cartographers, we designed Mapbox Studio
to handle complex and nuanced styling tasks. At the same time, it's easy for
anyone to pick up and use. Here's a walkthrough of some of the details:
Familiar layer-based styling
Managing sophisticated styles can get tricky, with many different types of
roads, labels, and features. You can conquer this complexity by organizing
your map with layer groups and editing multiple layers at once with
Total visual control
Upload your own SVGs to use as patterns and icons.
The maps you create are resolution independent by design – every
element can scale to match high-density retina displays, ensuring
crisp maps everywhere.
Built in font library
Browse 369 professional FontFont and Monotype fonts out of the box, or upload your own fonts.
Design at the speed of thought
Search for layers, places, and style properties and instantly
find what you're looking for.
Smart data filtering
Instant data filtering, even for massive data sources. Our smart
filter UI scans your data and builds an interface for you based on which fields are available.
Bring your own data
Upload custom data directly to the editor and use it as
soon as it's ready. It works with the data you already have –
everything from Shapefiles to KML to large GeoTIFF files is magically
optimized and processed into efficient layers.
With Mapbox Studio, you can build a complete map
with global data and deeply custom design choices from the ground up, or
start with a friendly preset. It's easy to pick up and grows with
you as you master the skills of cartography.
Designed with Mapbox Studio.
To explore interactive versions, check out the map gallery.
Styles are ready for interactive data visualization.
Add character with patterns and textures.
Layer satellite imagery into your basemap.
Start with one of nine default templates
All the default datasets include global coverage.
Create high performance data visualizations.
Brand styles to your site or app.
Use blur to build heatmap-like visualizations.
Studio comes with terrain and contour line data built in.
A totally new architecture for map styling, built on the Mapbox platform
We started anew to create a system for map design that empowers artists and
developers to make incredible work.
Mapbox Studio embraces vector rendering
to produce maps that update and interact with the speed and smoothness
of video games. Our robust data infrastructure powers
custom data support, making format conversion and processing fast and
reliable. New icon and font rendering systems improve
performance and compatibility with high-dpi displays.
This is the power tool for modern cartography, and we're making it available
to everyone, now.