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.
The project itself is open source, but
it’s also available hosted on the same lightning fast stack as MapBox,
so there’s no need to download the code yourself - just include it in a script tag.
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
a map with
mapbox.map. Controls, taken from the Wax
project, now have common interfaces and are automatically attached to maps.
We’ve also been working on a great new examples gallery
with examples from the simplest map possible to
cool animated markers with markers.js.
As the API grows and we find more and more uses for it, this gallery will only grow.
Try it out, and see how much your site building experience can improve. As always, if you have any questions, hit us up in the support forum.