Mapbox is an online mapping platform that is designed to interact with mobile and web applications.

Product description Brand name and product description

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.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

– Mapbox

– Ushahidi

– Catholic Charities

– The World Bank

– United Nations Development Program

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

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

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 16: “access to information” is the most applicable goal, however this application supports organizations and projects that promote all of the SDGs.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Governments, Business, or NGOs

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