With the Mapbox Studio style editor, you can style a single country or region with help from an outside data source. In this example, you will be styling Australia.
Before getting started, you will need a few things:
- Mapbox account. You will need an account to log in and use the Mapbox Studio style editor. You can create an account at mapbox.com/studio.
- Data. To start, you’ll need to have the vector shape of the country. We recommend downloading Admin 0 – Countries from Natural Earth.
Create a new style
Log into your Mapbox account and navigate to your Styles page. This is where all your styles are listed. A style is a set of rules for how your map will be drawn on the page – it includes references to your data, map images (icons, markers, patterns), fonts, and defines how all of your data should be styled on your map. For more about styles, see the Styles section of the Mapbox Studio Manual.
To create a new style from your Styles page, click the New Style button, select the Empty template, and click Create. The style editor will automatically open.
Use the style editor
Use the style editor to add the data you downloaded to the map and adjust the style of the country.
Add a custom tileset as a layer
You can add the Natural Earth data you downloaded directly in the style editor:
- Click + New layer in the upper left of the style editor.
- Click No tileset, click to select and then Upload data to upload the zipped Natural Earth data file.
Use filters to limit the data shown to Australia:
- Click Add filter, select
ADM0_A3_ISand set is any of
- Click Create layer.
Next, click the Style tab to customize the look and feel of the layer. Change both the
1px stroke fields to
When you have finished editing your map style, publish your changes by clicking Publish in the upper left. When you click Publish, a window will appear showing you the difference between the version of this style that was previously published and the current version you are editing. If you’re happy with the changes, click Publish. Your style will now be available to share from a variety of tools and applications.
Congratulations! You’ve styled a single country with the help of an outside data source. Mapbox Studio provides a wide variety of ways to use your new map style. You can use this map directly on your website or in an web or mobile application. Take a look at the Publish your style section of the Mapbox Studio Manual to see all the ways you can use your style!
You can also learn more about what you can do with the Mapbox Studio style editor in the Mapbox Studio Manual.