building web maps faster, simpler, and more repeatable. It combines the open source
projects that we’ve been developing for more than two years, including Wax,
and the community map client project Modest Maps.
This API will form the basis of our future site development as well as the interface
to MapBox Hosting.
less than 50KB (gzipped and compressed) and
is aggressively cached in browser
and in our worldwide CDN. The code is covered by test suites powered by Jasmine
and run in both modern browsers and Internet Explorer from 7 up.
We’ve also made a special effort to improve and unify documentation, so you don’t
need to go searching for function signatures or useful examples. The
a getting started section as well as information on HTML and CSS styling and the
as we go.
The API aims to simplify and unify - under the mapbox interface, you can set
up tile layers with mapbox.layer, markers with mapbox.markers.layer and
a map with mapbox.map. Controls, taken from the Wax
project, now have common interfaces and are automatically attached to maps.