Highly organized road data, designed to present a clearly legible hierarchy of all road types across a wide zoom range.
A global political and administrative boundary layer.
Building footprints, rail stations, urban parks, land use, famous landmarks, and neighborhood stores.
Rivers, lakes, streams, oceans, coastal boundaries, parks, land cover, and beaches.
A complete hierarchy of location labels, from countries and states down to villages and neighborhoods.
Vivid hillshading delivers visually tactile topography for outdoor and active lifestyle apps.
Mount Everest rises 40cm per century!
Specialized color systems
Our cartographers have created two tightly constrained color palettes that use slight shifts in hue and value to provide depth and space without overwhelming overlaid content.
Mapbox Streets data
Mapbox Light uses the same vector tile source as our general-purpose maps and contains the full range of geographic information required to provide context for overlays.
Mapbox Light is specially designed to show a full set of cartographic features without distracting from your content. Our designers have modified every element of these maps – thinning line widths, lowering land use, label and settlement densities, reducing contrast – to make sure they always complement your project.
Globe View at low zoom levels
Mapbox Light defaults to Globe View at low zoom levels, including fog and atmospheric properties, offering you an alternative to the flat and skewed Mercator Projection when aiming to realistically display visual information that is continental in scale.