Mapbox is an online mapping platform designed for interaction with mobile and web applications
Mapbox offers a set of tools aimed at map integration in an application or website. Mapbox provides custom online maps, as well as an open API and its documentation.
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Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Governments, business, or NGOs
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There are several options, starting at a free use license. Full list of services provided can be found here
Mapbox is used by 150,000 active developers each month, taking part in more than 45,000 apps, and reaching over 600 million active users.
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 provides a detailed overview of how to interact with map data SDKs and their APIs. It also allows the possibility of integrating visualizations into the maps, providing customization of maps with data sets that organizations collect. Mapbox is active in the Open Street Map and Humanitarian Open Street Map development communities.
Support is provided by Mapbox as a part of the subscription.
Major update releases every 1-2 years.
To enable developers to focus on application design by providing technical solutions to map and location integration such as SDK and APIs. More specifically to humanitarian response, Mapbox is committed to providing the data, imagery and services to help support disaster response.
Mobile data collection applications
Eriksson, O., Rydkvist, E., 2015, An in-depth analysis of dynamically rendered vector-based maps with WebGL using Mapbox GL JS (Dissertation)
Cadenas, C., 2014, Geovisualization: Integration and Visualization of Multiple Datasets Using Mapbox, California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
Austin, D., Bailey, H., Christopher, J., 2017, Adding Vector Data to Mapbox Studio, GIS and Mapping Task Sheets
According to their Terms of Service Mapbox is in compliance with all local laws and regulations
Integration of Mapbox’s services in multiple platforms (applications/websites)
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