Better navigation with new road classifications in Mapbox Streets

Soon you’ll be able to highlight the road features most relevant to your map style with the new Mapbox Streets v7. We’ve expanded our road classifications for more flexible styling, so you can dive deeper into the details of a particular class. If you’re working on a simpler or more general map design, don’t worry! The extra details won’t get in your way if you don’t need them.

Check out the fresh new options in road classifications.

Construction types

Mapbox Streets v7 gives you more options for styling roads that are under construction. These roads have been broken out into their own class for simpler styling and enhanced with more specific road classification details. Within the construction class, there are 16 optional type values ranging from construction:motorway_link to construction:residential.

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Style compare

Check out the side-by-side image of Streets v6 (left) and Streets v7 (right) below. I applied the legend above to Mapbox Streets v7 to show off the new classifications within construction road types.

See a side-by-side comparison of a live map.

Better ski maps

We’ve also enhanced our aerialway class to include all types of aerialways and help differentiate between the most common ones. You can now style cable cars, gondolas, chair lifts, drag lifts, and more individually for enhanced ski resort maps. Take a look at added data coverage on the Swiss ski map style.

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Style compare

Check out the side-by-side image of Streets v6 (left) and Streets v7 (right) below. I applied the legend above to Mapbox Streets v7 to show off the new classifications within aerialway road types.

See a side-by-side comparison of a live map.

Track grades

Tracks now live in their own class and include additional grading information captured by the OpenStreetMap tracktype tag. These values help communicate track quality, particularly regarding surface firmness.

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Style compare

Check out the side-by-side image of Streets v6 (left) and Streets v7 (right) below. I applied the legend above to Mapbox Streets v7 to show off the new classifications within track road types.

See a side-by-side comparison of a live map.

Stay tuned

The official release of Mapbox Streets v7 will be available in Mapbox Studio in the coming weeks!