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The Mapbox Tiling Service helps Yahoo! JAPAN optimize costs and engineering time while providing a better experience for users

Key benefits of building with Mapbox

  • Time and cost savings with Mapbox Tiling Service (MTS)
  • Enhanced navigation and location-based features
  • Real-time visualizations for weather data

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Mapbox Tiling Service

The leading Japanese app for maps and navigation is leveraging new map rendering capabilities to offer hyper-local, performant maps and navigation for millions of users.

"By migrating all of our minutely updating weather maps to MTS, we were able to save engineering time and money while providing a better experience for our users. We’re excited to migrate more of our maps to MTS."

Soichi Takahashi, Unit Manager at Yahoo! Japan
Yahoo! JAPAN app for Android

For decades, Yahoo! JAPAN’s data engineers, cartographers, and cloud infrastructure team managed complex map production software, location APIs, and rendering technology capable of meeting the demands of the Japanese market. With the move to, the engineers behind Yahoo! JAPAN’s success are accelerating the development of new, innovative services.  Whether someone is on a morning commute or looking for the perfect venue in Tokyo next summer, they now have a custom, best-in-class map experience built from Zenrin data and other partners.

Yahoo! JAPAN app for iOS

Yahoo! JAPAN started using Mapbox Tiling Service to create time series visualizations of live weather in Japan that update in near real-time. Yahoo! JAPAN Weather & Disaster app for mobile and web migrated to MTS so that the team could focus on improving the core experience of the apps and stop thinking about maintaining mapping infrastructure, and in doing so their team was able to save engineering time and money while providing a better experience for their users.

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