Boundaries

Add administrative, postal, and statistical boundaries to your maps, dashboards, and data visualizations. Mapbox Boundaries consists of multiple data layers that come cartographically-matched, georeferenced, and processed as a Mapbox tileset.
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Overview

Add global and local boundaries

Gain access to incredibly rich and detailed boundaries curated from every country, edge-matched throughout zoom levels for easy merging and visualizing.

Join your data to any polygon

Join any data to boundary polygons using name, postcode, or location to create data visualizations with fast, performant rendering on your web, mobile, or desktop application.

See data from localized worldviews

Mapbox Boundaries has China, India, and International representations of all boundaries, so you can provide localized context for data to your customers wherever they do business.

Use boundaries with the rest of Mapbox

Get started with boundary data immediately through the power of Mapbox GL across web, mobile, desktop, Atlas, Studio, and Unity.

Add global & local boundaries

Our curated dataset covers everything from Chinese prefectures to French arrondissements to Japanese postal codes. Check out the coverage map to explore all the data the available to you. Geometries are georeferenced and served from Mapbox vector tiles, allowing you to merge and render any administrative, postal, or statistical boundary.

Detailed, edge-matched polygons at all zoom levels

Other datasets typically simplify boundaries, which makes your visualizations inaccurate. Polygons in Mapbox Boundaries are always fully detailed and perfectly matched to adjacent boundaries, so you can cleanly visualize the entire world.

Most accurate data on the market

All polygons are consistent across every other polygon in the dataset and follow intuitive hierarchies for easy auditing and use. Recency is maintained with regular data updates.

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Join your data to any polygon

Mapbox GL JS and Boundaries allow you to join your geographic data to specific polygons, enabling fast and dynamic visualization, analysis, and geofencing. Match point features (i.e., any latitude/longitude) to administrative boundaries using the Tilequery API. Group stats about points by administrative boundaries using data-joins into different geographic levels. Then render it all as an interactive map on a website or an app with Mapbox GL.

Take advantage of Mapbox GL, the most powerful location data visualization library for any platform

Render millions of data points and polygons in the browser with client-side GL at 60 frames-per-second.

Extend Mapbox Boundaries with your own polygons

Easily expand upon our boundary data with other polygons, custom geofences, and tilesets that you need to make full use of your data.

See data from localized worldviews

The world is complex: disputed boundaries, autonomous territories, and government regulations all complicate efforts to maintain accurate and compliant global maps. Mapbox Boundaries supports three worldviews -- India, China, and International -- for all boundaries and gives you full control over disputed borders.

Change worldviews on-the-fly based on where a user is located

With Mapbox Maps SDKs, you can build an app that swaps worldviews based on device information such as GPS location, time zone, or language settings.

Enable customer compliance in India and China

Mapbox Boundaries provides the flexibility to localize your maps and data visualizations for customer compliance in China and India.

Use boundaries with the rest of Mapbox

Polygons in Mapbox Boundaries match up with Mapbox basemaps and work seamlessly with the entire Mapbox suite. Mapbox provides complete flexibility over what data are displayed at different geographical levels, so you retain complete control over the visual experience. Ask us about taking Mapbox Boundaries for a test drive.

Use Mapbox Boundaries on premise

Our polygons can be integrated with Atlas for on-premise instances of Mapbox, so you can maintain control over your data.

Add to your app with a few lines of code

We host and serve boundary data for you, so you can add Mapbox Boundaries to your application with just a few lines of code.

Customer story

Global data analytics and visualization platform MicroStrategy integrated Mapbox Boundaries to enable its customers to explore their largest datasets visually with location context and make data-driven business decisions.

“We consistently heard customer feedback requesting detailed polygons in maps for granular data analysis. Now, our customers can leverage the entire Mapbox platform through MicroStrategy Geospatial Services. Our customers are thrilled they can quickly glean insights from billions of data points by drilling down from the country level all the way down to municipality.“

Jose Nocedal, Vice President - Group Product Owner at MicroStrategy

Frequently asked questions

What is Mapbox Boundaries?
Mapbox Boundaries is an expertly curated set of global boundary data that allows you to add administrative, postal, and/or statistical boundaries to your maps, dashboards, and data visualizations. Mapbox Boundaries consists of multiple data layers that come cartographically-matched, georeferenced, and processed as a Mapbox tileset ready for integration with your maps and data.
Why should I use Mapbox Boundaries?

Mapbox Boundaries makes your maps more useful by enabling you to interact with world polygons, adding valuable context to your maps and supporting comprehensive analysis. This added coverage can help:

  • A sales team visualizing revenue by US state to determine territories.
  • A real estate firm counting POIs by US zip code to build a “livability” index.
  • A regional disaster response center using city and county boundaries to determine jurisdiction for emergency response.
  • A utility or energy company visualizing and assessing localities affected by transmission infrastructure planning.
  • A business intelligence platform wanting to help their customers do any of the above and more around the world.
Where is Mapbox Boundaries available?

Mapbox Boundaries is a world wide, curated data product that covers everything from Chinese prefectures to French arrondissements to Japanese postal codes. Exact coverage varies by country and we encourage you to check out the Mapbox Boundaries country explorer and coverage map to explore all of the data available to you.

How are the exact boundary lines and polygons determined?
Everything in Mapbox Boundaries is based on information obtained from officially recognized entities (be they international or local). Administrative boundaries are divisions or boarders between areas that have different governance (think Country borders internationally or State and County borders in the US), postal boundaries are set per the postal system of each country and statistical boundaries are officially defined for statistical purposes, or that are commonly used for statistical purposes but do not serve an official administrative function (think Census blocks in the US). Additionally, Mapbox Boundaries has China, India, and International representations of all boundaries, so you can provide localized context for data to your customers wherever they do business.
What are some of the key capabilities of Mapbox Boundaries?

Mapbox Boundaries facilitates data driven decision making by enabling you to join custom data with global and local boundary polygons. The data product also allows you to visualize your data by country, region, sub-region, or post code to unlock insights within your own application. You can:

  • Match point features — any longitude & latitude — to administrative boundaries from our Tilequery API.
  • Group statistics about points by administrative boundaries, including easy drill down, with Data-Joins.
  • Extend Mapbox Boundaries with any custom data you need for your application.
  • Render an interactive map in your app with GL JS.

Here is an example that combines all three capabilities and demonstrates how a user can aggregate point data into polygon hierarchies that uses the Tile Query API to analyze hospital charges in the US.

How do I use Mapbox Boundaries?

Follow this getting started guide to begin building maps with Mapbox Boundaries.

How do I buy Mapbox Boundaries?

Great question! Talk to our sales team or your Mapbox sales representative.

What attributes are included with Mapbox Boundaries?

Please refer to the vector tile schema that can be found in our Mapbox Boundaries reference documentation.

How can a user add the Mapbox Boundaries layers to a style in Studio?
To add Mapbox Boundaries to a map style in Mapbox Studio, select the “Add Layer” button and view the “Sources” tab. Next, add the tilesets as a layer within a map by selecting specific boundary tilesets from the list of Mapbox Boundaries tilesets.
How much does Mapbox Boundaries cost?

Mapbox Boundaries is only available through an Enterprise plan and is licensed annually. For specific pricing quotes, please talk to our sales team or your Mapbox sales representative.

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Access to Mapbox Boundaries is available for purchase with a Mapbox Enterprise plan. Let’s talk about how Mapbox can help you add Mapbox Boundaries to take your maps, dashboards, and data visualizations to the next level.

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