To meet the needs of the bikers, hikers, runners, and skiers that rely on Mapbox Outdoors, our cartographers mined OpenStreetMap for its extensive trail, path, and piste information, and developed styling that clearly articulates each type for maximum legibility.
Curated terrain data
Global elevation and landcover data lie at the heart of Mapbox Outdoors. We processed the best elevation and land cover sources from around the world: 24 datasets from 13 organizations, including the U.S. Geological Survey, Norwegian Mapping Authority, and Canadian GeoBase data portal. We combined them into a set of hillshade, contour line, and land cover layers that provide the necessary context for Mapbox Outdoor's path and trail information.
Relevant points of interest
Mapbox Outdoors contains an array of POI data relevant to active use cases: you can find campsites, public restrooms, and even water fountains in these specialized layers.
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.
Paths and trails
Hiking paths, footways, cycleways, and ski trails.
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 and contour lines deliver visually tactile topography for outdoor and active lifestyle apps.
Select countries and cities feature custom highway shields and public transit icons.