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Our customers build applications on top of the Mapbox platform that power infrastructure critical to citizens. When Hurricane Sandy made landfall and cut the power in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg's evacuation maps stayed online and fast. In the contested Afghanistan presidential election, the analysis was visualized on maps designed for low bandwidth remote rural environments. Our APIs and open source iOS and Android SDKs help the White House communicate policy, the World Bank reduce poverty, and the United Nations respond to natural disasters.

Federal Communications Commission

Maps are core to the operations of the Federal Communications Commission. Every time there’s a spectrum auction in America, the FCC's data team formally submits a map along with their plan to Congress. FCC.gov/maps is built directly on top of the Mapbox APIs. Using Mapbox Studio Classic, the data team visualizes broadband access at schools and libraries, tracks enforcement actions against pirate radio stations, and maps where calls are dropped because of 3G dead zones. And using the iOS SDK the Commissioner, Ajit Pai, walks into every meeting with high detail maps cached on his iPad.

United Nations

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) built open.undp.org on top of Mapbox APIs, mapping 6,000+ projects in 177 countries and is reporting on more than $5.8 billion in funding. The maps let users dive into all the project details: funding category, country, and donor or recipient, all the way down to an individual project's finances and the outcomes that it’s producing, creating transparency and accountability.

Opening data at the World Bank

Signaling the most aggressive open data push in the international development community, the World Bank President launched data.worldbank.org powered by the Mapbox APIs. All of the World Bank's data indicators are now open and freely available to the public. This new website offers some of the most highly used data built to let researchers and policy makers filter through vast datasets and quickly jump to data visualizations on fast, clean maps. The maps were custom designed based on the official political boundaries agreed by member countries of the Bank.

New York City's hurricane evacuation zones

In preparation for Hurricane Sandy, New York City's DoITT GIS group launched a new Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder built using the Mapbox APIs.

The application was rapidly developed and deployed using Mapbox. Over the course of the devastating storm, there were nearly 6 million map views. We hope the information was easily understood and beneficial to the residents of NYC. With the ability of the cloud to handle large bursts in traffic and scale dynamically, DoITT GIS plans to utilize cloud-based offerings for future emergencies and large-scale events.

Colin Reilly, Director GIS at NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

Election monitoring in Afghanistan

As Afghanistan rebuilds its democracy, security incidents and voter fraud have complicated recent elections. To visualize the situation on the ground, election observers and international partner governments are mapping the election data.

Built for on the ground operations

The election maps allow you to browse the raw vote count on a national view and quickly drill down to a provincial, district, and even polling station view - showing the number of votes all the way down to the ballot box. This is a massive liberalization of election data that previously had been hidden in PDFs. You can run custom queries to see the number of votes per voting station and the percentage for a single candidate. You can also see the results on custom maps of Afghanistan that have additional data overlays like ethnic group distribution and security data.

These maps were first designed as internal tools to help international election observers monitor the elections as the results came in. After the election results were finalized, the data browsers were opened to the public to provide data that can be used by other NGOs and CSOs looking to build better capacity and to improve future elections. Making the data and these applications publicly accessible also helps key stakeholders in the Afghan political process – including government officials, political parties and domestic monitoring groups, and members of the international community.

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