We just launched new free accounts for MapBox on MapBox.com/plans. Our goal is to make it as fast and easy as possible for TileMill users to publish maps directly to the cloud and share the maps with their friends on their sites. Now anyone can try out MapBox, feel the speed wins of our on the fly compositing, and experience that it’s as easy to launch a map as embedding a YouTube video. These plans will also provide access to our new world base map that we are about to release, providing full street level maps for the entire world, all powered with awesome open data by the OpenStreetMap community.

Free MapBox Cloud

While the free plan is small, providing up to 3,000 map views per month and 50 MB of custom map storage, this will let people quickly start making maps and sharing them with friends and colleagues. This is perfect for small sites that want custom maps on their “about” page or a “where we work page”. We hope this will especially help some of the smaller nonprofits that are using TileMill.

If you go over your free account limits, moving up to higher level accounts is simple - the next size up is just $5 for 7,500 views, 250 MB storage, and 2.5 GB data transfer. Check out our price calculator to see which account is best for you. If you have any questions, from custom plans to technical questions, just contact the team on support.mapbox.com, and sign up for our newsletter to stay informed on our latest developments. We have some big plans coming with our world base map about to be released.