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developer tools

Mapbox for Kanzi Digital Cockpits

You can now run highly customizable and natively rendered navigation maps in Rightware Kanzi -...

developer tools

Navigation and maps for Qt Automotive

The Qt Automotive Suite (Qt 5.9) now ships with vector-based maps and APIs for navigation,...

news

DoorDash's new maps

DoorDash upgraded the app all of us use to track the status of our food...

developer tools

Efficient multi-stop routes with the Optimization API

Today we’re launching the Optimization API, which lets you quickly optimize multi-stop itineraries. You can...

map design

Designing live traffic

Our new traffic maps are live in our API! Take a look at the changes...

news

A smarter city: partnering with Melbourne to solve complex urban challenges

Melbourne is changing the way cities are run. Australia’s fastest growing city’s Smart City Office...

map design

Mapping the DC Metro

Transit maps done well are beautiful and functional visualizations of how people move through a...

December 20 2016
news

Announcing Mapbox Cities

Mapbox Cities is a new mentorship program for cities that use data for urban challenges....

map design

Open data and traffic fatalities

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. jumped 7.2% to 35,092 last year, the sharpest increase in...

data & OpenStreetMap

Expanding turn restrictions coverage in OpenStreetMap

Our team is in the process of updating and improving turn restrictions in OpenStreetMap for...

developer tools

Announcing Mapbox Drive

Mapbox Drive is the first lane guidance map designed for car companies to control the...

developer tools

Vector maps on Raspberry Pi and Yocto

Mapbox GL Native now has a layer for Yocto, a tool for creating embedded Linux...

mobile

Taxi-hailing mobile app Tappsi launches with Mapbox

Tappsi just launched their taxi-hailing app on iOS and Android using our mobile SDK. Available...

news

Plan your bike ride to work

Today is Bike to Work Day in D.C.! Using Mapbox cycling directions, we made a...

map design

Mapbox Streets redesign

This week we launched a redesign of all our maps across all our Mapbox GL...

mobile

Voice generated directions in Android apps

Add voice generated directions to your Android app using the Mapbox Android SDK, Mapbox Android...

developer tools

Qt Framework officially supported

Mapbox GL Native now officially supports Qt, an open-source cross-platform application framework designed to write...

data & OpenStreetMap

Mapping highway exit numbers on OpenStreetMap

Exit numbers are an essential part of guidance in navigation systems. To reach your desired...

developer tools

Design turn-by-turn navigation with our route guidance simulator and Studio

You can now imitate in-car navigation experiences with our guidance simulator, a tool built on...

mobile

Roadtrippers launches GL maps for iOS

Powered by our iOS SDK, Roadtrippers just launched a new version of their iOS app...

developer tools

Labels for navigation in Mapbox GL

We’ve been working on a label placement strategy in Mapbox GL tailored specifically for navigation....

developer tools

Simulating route guidance with Mapbox GL JS and Directions API

To keep pace with high-definition in-car displays, navigation applications need to simulate driving routes smoothly...

news

Satellite imagery for low bandwidth environments

Flightradar24 just launched with low bandwidth satellite imagery. If you’re tracking your journey with in-flight...

developer tools

Find your nearest bike station with Bikey

Powered by our iOS SDK, Bikey helps you find your nearest city bike station and...

news

Tracking the world's airliners with Flightradar24

Flightradar24 uses real-time transponder data to track more than 160,000 commercial flights per day. Their...

map design

Maps for tracking mileage with MileIQ

Our friends at MileIQ recently launched custom maps to help their users quickly identify their...

map design

Dive deeper into isodistances

Whether you are preparing for a marathon, renting an electric scooter on vacation, or driving...

data & OpenStreetMap

Expanding turn lane coverage in OpenStreetMap

Turn lane information is crucial for providing great turn-by-turn guidance in navigation applications. When approaching...

developer tools

Geofencing for London's congestion charge zone

The City of London levies a congestion charge to incentivize drivers to steer clear of...

data & OpenStreetMap

Improving routing information using turn restrictions

Turn restrictions, like No left turn and No U turn, regulate traffic flow at intersections...

developer tools

Clean vehicle traces with the Map Matching API

Since launching the Map Matching API, we’ve seen a lot of great examples that turn...

map design

Go the distance with isodistances

When looking at a map, drawing a line between point A and point B, or...

news

OpenAddresses now has 220 million points

That was fast: OpenAddresses now contains 220 million addresses. You might recall that the project...

February 12 2016
map design

Mapping public transit in Bangalore

Buses are Bangalore’s most popular mode of transport. The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), one...

mobile

Embedding navigation within your app

We're building an open source library that can put turn-by-turn directions right in your app,...

developer tools

Mapbox Directions on OSRM 4.9

This week the Open Source Routing Machine (OSRM) saw a new release 4.9.1 (following 4.9.0)....

mobile

Introducing the Directions Library for Android

We have just released a new Directions Library for Android. With this library you can...

developer tools

Mapbox GL Directions plugin

Try it yourself. Click the map or enter a place for new directions. Today we're...

developer tools

Mapbox Directions powered by OSRM 4.8.1

Mapbox Directions is now using the latest version of the Open Source Routing Machine (OSRM),...

developer tools

Distance API launches

Click on a nightclub to see the cycling travel time (in minutes) to all other...

data & OpenStreetMap

New turn restrictions on Market Street

On Tuesday the Safer Market Street Restrictions went into effect in San Francisco, adding 14...

data & OpenStreetMap

Mapping turn lanes in OpenStreetMap

Complex intersections often involve lane-specific turn restrictions. See for instance these overhead signs on Utah...

developer tools

Snapping noisy GPS traces with map matching

We just launched the Map Matching API. The API allows for cleaning noisy GPS traces...

developer tools

Bicycle routing on Mapbox Directions

We love cycling at Mapbox and most of our team bikes to the office. That’s...

data & OpenStreetMap

Mapping train tracker data to help understand the Amtrak derailment

Although the formal investigation is still in progress, Amtrak’s real-time train tracker provides some information...

developer tools

Building blocks for logistics: Maps and notifications

View full-screen demo Click anywhere on the map to drop a new order at that...

developer tools

OSRM 4.6.1 enables Map Matching

This week a new version of the Open Source Routing Machine was released. The OSRM...

events

Progress on open U.S. addresses

The National Address Database Summit wrapped up yesterday. For two days about a hundred people...

developer tools

Matching GPS traces to a map

Given a GPS trace, how do you find the matching streets in a given road...

developer tools

Add a third dimension to Mapbox.js with CSS

Our recent Capital Bikeshare post received a lot of Twitter love, particularly for the 3D...

developer tools

Mapping turn restrictions and speed limits with Mapillary

Mapillary coverage is growing fast and their team is adding exciting new features like traffic...

developer tools

Mining probe data

Probe data is the byproduct of sensors and applications: hidden in logs, pings, and metadata...

February 13 2015
developer tools

Time travel across the Iditarod with Turf

Full Screen The Iditarod is an annual sled dog race that takes place every March...

developer tools

Plan a ride with Surface, Directions, and Turf.js

View full-screen demo City bikeshares are a great way to get around if your town...

developer tools

Mapping turn restrictions and speed limits with Mapillary

Mapillary coverage is growing fast and the collected imagery is great for mapping turn restrictions...

developer tools

Turf for transportation

Using Turf alongside the rest of the stack, we built a tool to demonstrate how...

developer tools

Using Turf with Smart Directions

I just updated last week’s coffee finder with Mapbox Directions. Now you can click on...

data & OpenStreetMap

What OpenStreetMap can learn from HPMS, the open US highway dataset

New York City View full screen map We've downloaded and reviewed the latest Highway Performance...

developer tools

Keep on truckin' with Turf.js and Mapbox Directions

Most drives don't just go from point A to point B: along the way, everyone...

developer tools

Your raster data on Atlas Server

Atlas Server can handle massive raster datasets – from commercial satellite scenes to drone imagery...

developer tools

Robust navigation with smart nearest neighbor search

When dealing with huge global map data, small imperfections like disconnected roads are unavoidable. We’re...

developer tools

Dynamic walkability estimation with Turf

Using Turf, I created an app that estimates how easy it is for residents to...

news

OpenAddresses Hits 100 Million

OpenAddresses is starting 2015 with a bang: all together, OpenAddresses now contains more than 100...

January 09 2015
news

Join the Mapbox directions team

Got an idea for solving this problem efficiently and elegantly in C++? A given graph...

map design

Styling maps for transportation

London We've open-sourced a new map style, Emerald, that you can download and edit in...

news

Roadtrippers' new trip planning

Roadtrippers just made it ridiculously it easy to throw more adventure into your drive with...

December 01 2014
map design

Rand McNally: a new map and a peek into the design process

Rand McNally just rolled out a beautiful new map that makes the atlas that you...

November 21 2014
developer tools

Walking directions API

Smart Directions is getting a huge upgrade, more than just helping people move around their...

news

Join the Mapbox Directions team

We’re building a routing service unlike any other and we want your help to develop...

map design

Transit metrics dashboard

Smartphone-to-car startup Automatic just went live with an analytics dashboard. Automatic is making driving safer...

September 05 2014
news

Importing data into the Mapbox editor now supports geocoding

You can now drag & drop spreadsheet files on the Mapbox editor and we’ll automatically...

news

Tracking Orders Live with Instacart

Watch your groceries travel right to your doorstep with Instacart’s live map view. The San...

data & OpenStreetMap

30 Million Open Addresses Mapped

OpenAddresses is amazing data for geocoding and map making. We wanted to make a map...

data & OpenStreetMap

New York City taxi trips

For several years, taxis in New York City have had GPS receivers to record the...

June 23 2014
data & OpenStreetMap

140,000 Roads and Counting: Continuously Improving OpenStreetMap

In the past months our data team has updated 71,000 roads and added 69,000 new...

map design

1.5 Million Walks, Runs, and Bike Rides

This is what 1.5 million walks, runs, and bike rides look like. The colors of...

data & OpenStreetMap

Simple Editing for Turn Restrictions in OpenStreetMap

The new version of iD, the web editor for OpenStreetMap, makes it even simpler to...

June 06 2014
developer tools

Turning diagrams from GPS

GPS logs can help ensure that Smart Directions match what someone with local knowledge would...

developer tools

Mapbox.js v1.6.3: better geocoding integration, improved attribution, and fixes

Mapbox.js v1.6.3 is now available, with better support for geocoding, an updated attribution UI, and...

May 20 2014
developer tools

Offline maps for taxi cabs

Creative Mobile Technologies creates payment, media, and mapping tools for taxi fleets. As their customers...

satellite

Tracing Imagery for Geofencing

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

May 01 2014
map design

Mapping your moves

Moves, acquired by Facebook this morning, automatically records any walking, cycling, and running you do...

developer tools

Mapbox Launches Smart Directions

Mapbox just launched Smart Directions. Developers can now program routing profiles with the same level...

data & OpenStreetMap

Visualizing the impact of weather on traffic

We’ve been looking into the impact that weather has on travel times using historical data...

developer tools

Interactive heatmaps with Mapbox.js

Just a couple of weeks ago, we’ve carefully picked and hosted the best plugins to...

developer tools

Smart Directions Powered by OSRM's Enhanced Graph Model

Offering effective directions for pedestrians, cyclists or drivers is much more than simply computing the...

January 31 2014
news

Monitoring transit from Space

Remote sensing enables monitoring of transportation infrastructure across seasons and across the world. Above is...

data & OpenStreetMap

The Hidden Beauty of Congestion — Real Time Holiday Traffic Visualized

Thanks to a collection of traffic speed data from INRIX, we’ve been watching how waves...

December 19 2013
data & OpenStreetMap

Updating OpenStreetMap with the latest US road data

We can now pull the most current US government index of all roads directly into...

developer tools

High-availability features added to OSRM

We just released OSRM v0.3.7 with huge improvements for running OSRM in a high-availability production...

November 21 2013
news

National Geographic Uses MapBox to Track Their Digital Nomad

After releasing their wonderful City Guides app, National Geographic has started rolling MapBox into their...

October 28 2013
developer tools

Biking Directions With OSRM's New External Data Support

Copenhagen’s bike route planner I Bike CPH will use OSRM’s all improved ability to integrate...

October 22 2013
developer tools

More Open: Project OSRM Switches to BSD

We are happy to announce that effective immediately the Open Source Routing Machine (OSRM) is...

October 14 2013
data & OpenStreetMap

What's New in TIGER 2013

On Thursday, the US Census Bureau released the 2013 version of TIGER, its base map...

data & OpenStreetMap

Community Mapping of Managua Bus Routes on OpenStreetMap with Pencils, Paper, and GPS Devices

This is the power of community mapping. Last weekend 28 mappers came together to put...

map design

Improved British Rail Network Icons in MapBox Streets

Today we’ve launched the first step in our efforts to improve transportation symbology in MapBox...

news

Fast Maps at 30,000 Feet

Gogo, a company that provides internet access to passengers aboard more than 1,300 commercial aircraft,...

March 14 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

Map of Washington, DC Neighborhoods Available on MapBox

We just released a new map tileset of Washington, DC called DC Bright on MapBox.com....