Mapbox started because of the power of location. Working in Afghanistan, Congo, Haiti, and the United States we saw how data and maps can shine a bright light on the hardest of problems. This spirit drives our mission to get the best location tools into the hands of changemakers around the world.
Mentorship and skilled volunteers
Sometimes you need someone to help you build. We can provide technical feedback and facilitate collaboration with volunteers from across Mapbox.
Discounts and special permissions
Costs or procurement cycles should not block positive impact. We can help with tailored discounts, product donations, and other license arrangements.
Get a kickstart for your project with simple blueprints for common situations, like mapping from a spreadsheet or building a storytelling map. Explore tutorials and templates.
Promotion and partnership
Let’s get the word out about your work to grow your impact. We can collaborate on shared storytelling, events, networking, and long-term partnerships.
This year we’re leaning into four areas where Mapbox tools can create
positive impact at scale.
We’re working with customers across logistics and transportation sectors to reduce emissions, from making fleet dispatch and delivery more efficient to electric vehicle routing. If you work with drivers or need to move people or supplies, let us know.
For years we’ve worked with partners to keep essential services online during natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and public health emergencies. This year we’re looking beyond maps to apply our logistics tools and movement data to crisis response and preparedness.
The maps of our partners and customers are used by millions of people when they go hiking, running, camping, hunting, off-roading, bird-watching and more. Our team is exploring ways to use location data to help people be good stewards of the places they enjoy.
How we work
Location tools help you make better decisions, achieve better results, and tell better stories. The Mapbox Community team exists to support individuals and organizations using these tools for positive impact.
Invest in changemakers
Location is a critical piece of many challenges, from disaster response to disease surveillance to environmental protection and beyond. We offer a range of support to those who are building solutions.
Increase access and inclusion
Everyone working for the greater good should have access to the best tools available. We invest in open data and open source communities, donate and discount our tools, and create diverse learning resources.
Engage through action
Positive change also requires direct action. We partner with leaders in local and global communities to contribute our time, expertise, and resources.
Vaccines.gov is the source of truth for where the COVID-19 vaccine supply is available in communities across the US.
World Bank Data Partnership
We are exploring novel data sources and analysis, from using movement data to coordinate crisis response to using traffic data to optimize infrastructure.
Visualize No Malaria
Together with PATH, Zambia’s Ministry of Health, Tableau, and other partners we're building health data dashboards to help eliminate malaria.
Black Lives Matter
Volunteer developers Frank Romo and Malcolm MacLachlan visually documented the historic growth of the BLM movement.
Better preparation for flooding — powered by maps, geocodes, and building footprints.
The team at Vulcan Inc. launched a new version of their software custom built for rangers.
Hard to Count
A coalition anchored by the CUNY Center for Urban Research built a public dashboard to report the response rates for the US 2020 Census to support a fair and accurate count.
D.C. Vision Zero
We helped our hometown of Washington D.C. use open data on traffic fatalities to identify the highest risk areas to focus interventions .
We provided technical guidance and discounts to Washington Trails Association for their map that helps hikers enjoy and advocate for wilderness.
Mapbox technology and functionality undoubtedly elevated our 2021 Watchlist. It enabled us to creatively demonstrate the geographic scope of crisis contexts around the world. We are so grateful to the Mapbox team for their editorial and technical support throughout this process.