Mapbox is an online mapping platform that is designed to interact with mobile and web applications.
Mapbox has an open API and documentation on how to integrate a user’s application with their mapping platform. The platform is built on many open source components and they are very active in the open source community.
– Catholic Charities
– The World Bank
– United Nations Development Program
They have three tiers of service:
– Pay as you go – Free to start, then $.50 for every request after 50,000 map views or 500 mobile active users
– Commercial – Required if you need a private app – $499 per month, then same pricing as Pay as you go
– Enterprise – Custom applications for large enterprise – Contact for pricing
Goal 16: “access to information” is the most applicable goal, however this application supports organizations and projects that promote all of the SDGs.
Governments, Business, or NGOs
Mapbox is built many open source mapping projects and they are active in the open source community.
Mapbox publishes the majority of their code base under the BSD license. They have over 680 repositories on GitHub.
According to their fact sheet, “Over 70,000 active developers build with Mapbox every month. These applications reach more than 300,000,000 people worldwide each month.”
Type of visuals supported (maps, charts, heat maps, layers, other)
Resource management, M&E, survey for project manegement (baseline, midline, and endline), household surveys for Health, Ag, financial inclusion, water, education,other, academic research survey, impact evaluations, market research, other (specify)
Specify the type of data collected by this service [Text, Numbers, Multimedia (Photos, video, audio, etc), Location, Other]
Mobile app data collection, remote sensing, government census data, etc.
Is the data from this application available?
Supported formats (JSON, XLS, CSV, KML, XML, other)
Telecommunication service required for the product/service to work (Mobile data, SMS, voice, Internet, Other)
Devices required for the product/service to work. (smartphone ,feature phone, computer, tablet, other [specify])
Mapbox has a detailed overview of how to interact with map data SDKs and their APIs.
Mapbox visulizations are integrated into the platform to provide insights into the data sets that organizations collect.
Support is provided by Mapbox as a part of the subscription.
Major update released every 1-2 years.
To provide the location data, SDK, and API back end for applications to enable developers to focus on application design and ultimately solving the original problem. More specifically to humanitarian response, Mapbox is committed to providing the data, imagery and services to help support disaster response.
UNDP utilizes Mapbox to track over 6,000 projects in 177 countries.
Mobile data collection applications
According to their Terms of Service Mapbox is in compliance with all local laws and regulations
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