typicaltraffic for 30 billion road segments, in 5 minute increments.
300 million miles of data daily
Continually tested and improved
Integrate with OSM, HERE, or TomTom
Leveraging the power of the crowd
Industry-leading accuracy with validation and machine learning
Mapbox automatically benchmarks Traffic Data against observed moving vehicles (“ground truth”) over a data sample of more than 1 million trips every day. Machine learning techniques use this validation to continuously improve over time, achieving industry-leading accuracy: when integrated with a routing engine, Mapbox Traffic Data typically achieves a predicted ETA within 10% of actual arrival time (for instance, a prediction of 18-22 minutes on a 20-minute trip).
live data is updated every 5 minutes and
typical traffic is updated monthly.
Access Mapbox traffic in any application
Access traffic data directly, outside of Mapbox SDKs and APIs, to analyze or integrate with your custom routing engines. Traffic Data is natively matched to OpenStreetMap, and also available via openLR format to allow matching to other maps like HERE and TomTom.
“With approximately fifty thousand apps currently using Mapbox tools, the wave of adoption has been considerable. Additionally, the ability to process over 300 million miles road data per day is unprecedented. Mapbox Data Service's strategic move to sell live traffic data is unique to the industry, and will be particularly well suited for urban planning, route planning at scale, and other use cases that require the analysis of raw traffic data or the simulation of billions of potential routes. Importantly, Mapbox's offering, and associated pricing, is simple, transparent, and scalable.”
Brent Iadarola, VP, Frost & Sullivan
Frequently asked questions
livespeeds representing current traffic conditions and
typicalspeeds with typical traffic conditions throughout the week.
Powering custom routing engines: Mapbox Traffic Data is designed to integrate with routing engines (e.g., OSRM or Graphhopper) to generate traffic-aware ETAs, and find the most efficient routes including traffic data.
Traffic analysis and simulation: Mapbox Traffic Data can be used for traffic analysis, urban planning, and other use cases that require analysis of raw traffic data.
Typical: Estimated speeds throughout the week based on historical observations.
Typical traffic is available in 5 minute increments for a typical day of the week (e.g., 1:30-1:35pm Monday).
Live: Current speed based on live data, where available. Live speed profiles are updated every 5 minutes, based on data not more than 15 minutes old.
Live data is not available for all roads, many customers fall back to
Typical speeds when live data is not available. Offline routing, planning, and simulation only use
Mapbox Traffic Data is currently available in the following countries:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
For availability in other countries, please contact us.
Mapbox Traffic Data is stored in files specific to the intersection of a time zone and a Zoom 7 tile, as described in this specification. Each Zoom 7 tile is large enough to capture a major metropolitan area, small US state, or small European country. You can view tiles using an interactive tool here.
To see our full format, you can view our documentation.
Mapbox Traffic Data is available using openLR encoding, which can be used for any map. See http://www.openlr.org for more information on openLR.
Data size per tile depends on road density. For a highly-populated area (e.g., city center):
typicaldata: Traffic Data for a dense urban tile is approximately 2GB compressed or 20GB uncompressed. Most tiles are much smaller than this.
livedata: Approximately 5 MB per tile, and covers only roads with live traffic estimate.
livetraffic files are updated every 5 minutes, based on data not more than 15 minutes old.
typicaltraffic is updated monthly.
There are two contractual limitations on Mapbox Traffic Data:
Resell and creation of similar datasets: As described in our standard terms of service,
- You cannot resell or redistribute Mapbox Traffic Data
- You cannot develop, test, validate and/or improve any service or dataset that is a substitute for, or substantially similar to Mapbox Traffic Data
For clarity, comparisons of Traffic Data to ground truth are allowed for testing and evaluation purposes. However, automated of Traffic Data to other datasets (for instance, training a similar dataset) is prohibited.
Data Sharing: Because traffic data relies on anonymized data generated by customers, Mapbox requires that location data generated by an applications powered by traffic data be shared back to Mapbox. For instance, if traffic data is used in a route planning application in the United States, you must share back (in anonymized format) GPS data generated in the normal course of business from the same data.
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