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¡Hola, México! Fresh satellite photos for Mexican cities

We’ve just refreshed our satellite imagery for Mexico, with nearly half a million square kilometers...

April 11 2017

New imagery for Vancouver and Toronto

We’ve just refreshed our satellite imagery for two beautiful Canadian cities, Toronto and Vancouver. Here’s...

March 03 2017

你好, Shanghai!

We just updated our satellite imagery for one of the biggest cities in the world...

February 20 2017

Welcome, GOES-16!

The newest weather satellite, NOAA’s GOES-16, took a test picture of the whole Western Hemisphere...


3 inch imagery resolution for Washington, DC

We updated our basemap in Washington, DC with aerial imagery at 3 inch (7.5 cm)...


Viewing satellite imagery in VR

Mapbox with Unity 3D opens up new ways to showcase geospatial data. We have been...

October 17 2016

New imagery for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

As part of our commitment to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, we’ve updated more than 60,000...


Imagery alignment with telemetry

Anonymized location data from our mobile SDKs helps us continuously improve our maps. We use...

September 07 2016

Higher resolution land cover data from satellite imagery

Mapbox Vector Terrain, our global elevation and landcover tiles whose data drives maps like Outdoors,...

August 09 2016

Recent imagery in Calais France for Mapfugees

As part of our commitment to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, we just finished rendering an...


New imagery for Nairobi, Kenya

We rolled out fresh imagery for Nairobi, Kenya into our maps. The new imagery covers...


Ultra high-res UAV imagery on the map

We just put 7.5 cm (3 inch) resolution UAV imagery on our satellite map near...

May 26 2016

Optimized raster color corrections with rio-color

Last week we launched rio-color – an open source Rasterio plugin for color adjustment of...

May 20 2016

Olá Rio! High resolution Olympic preview

Brazil’s preparations for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have taken six years,...


Three million km² updated in Mapbox Satellite

We just pushed three million square kilometers of new imagery into Mapbox Satellite. Last year,...

April 26 2016

Sri Lanka UAV survey for disaster preparedness

The World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) has been using OpenStreetMap,...


Landsat imagery reveals drying reservoirs in Central India

More than a third of India is currently facing drought after two years of deficient...


Launching DigitalGlobe's Maps API

DigitalGlobe, the largest commercial satellite data provider in the world, just launched the Maps API....


Open Data for Town of Banff

We just rendered some beautiful, new 12cm imagery of Town of Banff, Canada to our...

April 01 2016

Updating satellite imagery using telemetry data

Telemetry data coming from our SDK allows our satellite team to collect new imagery, faster...

March 21 2016

Tracking changes to China's northeast coastline with false-color Landsat imagery

NASA and USGS’s Landsat satellites captured dramatic changes in China’s coastline at the mouth of...

March 07 2016

Fresh imagery for Beira, Mozambique

We just updated our imagery in Beira, Mozambique as part of our commitment to the...


San Francisco, Super Bowl Sunday

Yesterday, as crowds headed to watch the Super Bowl, DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite collected an astonishing...

February 09 2016

Mumbai's landfill fire captured on Landsat

Three days ago, Mumbai’s largest landfill located in the east caught fire, choking the air...

January 31 2016

Fresh satellite imagery for Kyiv

Kyiv, Ukraine, is sharper and more colorful than ever on our satellite map today. It’s...

November 06 2015

Pansharpening for higher resolution in Landsat-live

Landsat-live is now twice as crisp! We’ve added pansharpening to our constantly refreshed Landsat-live pipeline,...

November 03 2015

Chào, Ho Chi Minh City!

Mapbox Satellite just got fresh, high-resolution imagery of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). This has...


Three million km2 of super high resolution imagery

We just acquired three million square kilometers of the freshest, highest resolution 30 cm imagery...


Ahoj, Praha!

We’ve just updated Mapbox Satellite with fresh imagery of Prague, the capital city of the...


Super high-res New Zealand aerial imagery

New Zealand is so beautiful that it’s hard to get imagery that does it justice....


Seamless, cloudless, haze-free DigitalGlobe +Vivid

DigitalGlobe is uploading petabytes of some of the most beautiful imagery we’ve ever seen. With...


Atmospheric correction for Landsat Live

We are building out automatic atmospheric correction to the Landsat Live pipeline, producing a clearer...

July 14 2015

An architecture for fast imagery

We host beautiful imagery tiles — it’s easy to get lost in their visual qualities...

July 14 2015

Weather data pipeline

Today we staged our weather processing pipeline for internal testing. Our pipeline converts any live...


Metadata vector tiles for imagery

Now every Landsat scene passing through our image processing pipeline generates a vector tile footprint...

June 11 2015

Everest avalanche aftermath captured by satellite

There was a break in the clouds over Mount Everest for the first time since...


Cloudy satellite imagery: A chronicle of imagery collection over Nepal, post-disaster

Every high-resolution satellite in orbit is trying to get pictures of critical parts of Nepal....


Post-earthquake imagery update for tracing in Nepal

DigitalGlobe has tasked their satellite constellation to capture the most up-to-date and cloud-free imagery in...


Post-earthquake imagery for tracing in Nepal

DigitalGlobe has openly licensed the first high-resolution post-earthquake imagery of Nepal. While the imagery collected...


Progress of humanitarian mapping in Nepal

In the days since the earthquake in Nepal, thousands of humanitarian mappers have sprung into...


Join the letter hunt from space with Aerial Bold

Imagine you could write text entirely made up of satellite imagery. Each letter would be...

April 17 2015

Landsat-live goes live

Today we’re releasing the first edition of Landsat-live, a map that is constantly refreshed with...


BlackBridge country mosaics on Atlas Server

All full-country imagery mosaics from BlackBridge can now plug into Atlas Server. You can be...


DigitalGlobe imagery uploads

If you're looking to trace villages in OpenStreetMap or count cars in a shopping center...


Airbus imagery uploads

Our friends at Airbus offer a myriad of medium and high resolution imagery products that...


Blackbridge imagery uploads

With five identical 5-meter resolution RapidEye satellites and one day revisit time, our friends at...


Upload massive satellite and drone imagery

You can now upload massive TIFFs to your account – up to 4 GB...

January 22 2015

Satellite map with contours

We’ve made recent updates to both our satellite base map and our terrain data. See...

January 16 2015

Say it in satellite: Aerial Bold

We love Aerial Bold, the new project by artist Benedikt Groß and geographer Joey Lee....

January 06 2015

2014 Berlin in high-res

We just updated Berlin, Germany in Mapbox Satellite with a fresh set of high-resolution orthoimagery...

November 10 2014

Fresh imagery for Buenos Aires

As we’re here at State of the Map in Buenos Aires, we have updated Mapbox...

November 08 2014

43,000 km of 10cm imagery added for Denmark

We just added 43,000 km of brand new 10cm orthoimagery, covering all of Denmark, to...

October 08 2014

Fresh imagery for Australia

An Australian imagery update adds 30 billion fresh pixels to Mapbox Satellite. The new data...


Imagery from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 — now live on Mapbox Satellite

The new imagery coming down from WorldView-3, the satellite that DigitalGlobe launched only two weeks...


Processing raw NAIP scenes into seamless imagery

We just updated Mapbox Satellite across the continental United States with 48TB of open imagery...

August 21 2014

Launching WorldView-3

The world’s most advanced high-resolution satellite, WorldView-3, will launch tomorrow – operated by DigitalGlobe, our...

August 12 2014

Mapbox Satellite gets 48TB facelift

We just added 48 terabytes of updated aerial imagery for the entire continental United States....

August 06 2014

40 cm satellite imagery starts today

Starting this morning, DigitalGlobe has new permission from the government to sell satellite imagery at...

June 11 2014

Shrinking Lake Titicaca; via satellite

Lake Titicaca, the largest body of fresh water in South America, is rapidly losing water....


Debanding the world

In 2003 machinery on Landsat 7 broke. This malfunction now causes stark black diagonals across...


API for Blackbridge RapidEye Imagery

We have been working with Blackbridge imagery a lot, most recently integrating RapidEye into our...


Tracing Imagery for Geofencing

Factual is tracing millions of new features using Mapbox Commercial Satellite imagery to add even...

May 01 2014

New high resolution satellite images for Ebola outbreak region

We just processed high resolution imagery with DigitalGlobe for Mamou, a region within the center...


Finding Planes with Satellites

127 planes were reported in the past few days as people helped search Blackbridge imagery...


APIs + heaps of satellite imagery: searching for flight MH370

Blackbridge, with their constellation of 5 satellites, just launched the new satellite imagery interface aiding...


Flight MH370 Search from Space

All major satellite companies are tasking their satellites in the search for the missing flight...


Satellite Imagery Directly → Mapbox

Skybox is building direct Mapbox integration into their new BusBoy platform.


Global Elevation Data on Satellite Imagery

The new vector based Mapbox Terrain layer we are designing lets us style and combine...

March 04 2014

Algae Blooms from Space

This algae bloom off the Coast of Estonia was captured by NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite...


USGS Q&A: adding value to Landsat imagery with LEDAPS

As Bruno described last month, we leverage the Landsat Ecosystem Disturbance Adaptive Processing System, or...


Favorite satellite images of 2013

It’s been a great year for open data and a beautiful year for satellite imagery....

December 30 2013

Removing Cloud Shadows

These shadowy shapes (pink arrows) littered on the mountains are cloud shadows. I just added...

December 17 2013

Before and after atmospheric correction

Raw earth imagery from satellites is blue-ish due to atmospheric scattering. Above you can see...

December 13 2013

Removing Atmosphere Scatter

Raw earth imagery from satellites is blue-ish — the atoms in atmosphere scatter the blue...

December 12 2013

Smog from Space

This is what smog looks like from outer space. This true color VIIRS image was...

December 09 2013

Why our Australia is red

We’re putting out some very saturated pixels. Why? Simple: The world really looks like that....

November 19 2013

Designing labels for satellite and aerial imagery

We have designed a new streets and labels layer for our satellite and aerial imagery....

November 12 2013

Cloudless Landsat Preview | Rio de Janeiro

We’re processing new Landsat imagery right now, which will add 4 new zoom levels to...

October 15 2013

FirstLook for MapBox Satellite Live

We are getting closer to launching MapBox Satellite Live! Over the past month we focused...

August 21 2013

Cloudless Landsat Preview | Vancouver

We’re working on the next release of Cloudless Atlas, processing thousands upon thousands of huge...


Expanding our Satellite Processing with Astrium’s SPOT 6

As we prepare our MapBox Satellite Live service, we’re continuing to expand our satellite imagery...

August 08 2013

Financial Times Satellite

Last week the Financial Times launched with new custom branded MapBox maps in their signature...

August 07 2013

Faxing Outer Space

Today, requesting satellite imagery of anywhere in the world often requires a fax machine. The...

August 06 2013

Super Sharp 50cm Pléiades Satellite Imagery on

Pléiades is a constellation of two identical high-res satellites 1A and 1B on the same...


Processing RapidEye Imagery in Minutes

RapidEye has high-res, extremely up-to-date satellite data. Their satellite constellation provides daily images of anywhere...

July 30 2013

Real Time Imagery via MapBox Satellite Live

We're launching MapBox Satellite Live later this summer. This new service will provide instant access...

July 09 2013

Processing Landsat 8 Using Open-Source Tools

This step-by-step post walks through processing Landsat 8 imagery into an interactive map that you...

June 19 2013

Putting Landsat 8’s Bands to Work

Here’s a picture of LA, just like an ordinary digital camera would take (if it...

June 14 2013

Processing Landsat 8: First Look at the Northeast Mediterranean

Lake Burdur and Acıgöl, Turkey · Landsat 8  The new Landsat 8 imagery from USGS...

June 04 2013

Cloudless Atlas with Landsat

This is a peek at the next release of our Cloudless Atlas release that the...


Huge MapBox Satellite Update: Cloudless Atlas + US & EU Aerial + OpenStreetMap Minutely Updates

As Wired and FastCo just reported, we’ve pushed a huge update to MapBox Satellite today....


Spotting Deforestation from Space – in Madagascar

This is the lower Mangoky river, southwest Madagascar, as seen with the EVI2 vegetation index...

May 09 2013

Launching MapBox Earth

We just launched MapBox Earth, a free and open source iOS app that combines the...

May 08 2013

Tibetan Plateau: Jewel Toned Lakes #CloudlessAtlas

The Tibetan Plateau. The plateau itself is covered in irregular hills, and its western half...

May 06 2013

Land Use Borders in Southwest Africa

The border running east-west near the middle of this image is between Angola (on the...

May 02 2013

Analyzing Infrared Bands with TileMill

We’re using TileMill more and more as an analytical tool, especially as we explore infrared...


At the Edge of the Sahara

A convergence of three ecosystems at the edge of the Sahara: the desert of Sudan...

April 29 2013

High Resolution Upgrades for Antarctica

We’ll be releasing the new Antarctica imagery as part of our MapBox Satellite layer in...


Interfaces for Visualizing Rapid Satellite Imagery Collection

As TechCrunch just reported this morning, we are teaming up with Skybox, the microsatellite and...

April 24 2013

Making Clouds Go Away on MapBox Satellite

Chris and I have been working on new techniques to make cloudless, seamless satellite composites....


TileMill for Raster Analysis

I’ve previously written about the new raster support TileMill has due to the raster-colorizer functionality,...

March 01 2013

Using TileMill's raster-colorizer

Terrain maps are awesome, but creating them has been at best a complicated six-step process....

February 15 2013

Landsat 8 Launches

We had a launch party today at 1:02pm EST, as NASA and USGS successfully launched...

February 11 2013

Mapping the Lights of the Night

The Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) is one the newest U.S. Government satellites orbiting the...

February 04 2013

Georeferencing Images for Use in TileMill and MapBox

If the skies are clear on Monday, GeoEye will capture incredible imagery of President Obama’s...

January 15 2013

Video: Tinting MapBox Satellite

Last month we announced MapBox Satellite, a global high-resolution aerial imagery layer for MapBox Streets,...

January 04 2013

Introducing MapBox Satellite

We just launched MapBox Satellite, our beautiful global imagery layer. We’ve been working hard to...

December 04 2012

New Natural Earth 1.4.0 Data Added to MapBox GeoData Library for TileMill

An update to the Natural Earth dataset was released last week, and the MapBox geodata...

August 22 2011