Mapbox (mapbox.com) offers commercial mapping services. Many of them use OpenStreetMap data and involve large open-source efforts. Mapbox is a main contributor to the Mapnik renderer project, it helped create the new web editor iD and it created Tilemill, the software used to design the OpenStreetMap map style. Mapbox employs a data team actively improving the map.
Tools and products
- TileMill - a desktop map design and rendering studio
- CartoCSS - CSS-inspired language for styling maps
- MBTiles - an efficient tile storage schema for mobile apps
- Maps on a Stick
They also provide various tilesets that can be used by customers:
- Mapbox Streets - a general-purpose tileset (used by foursquare)
- Mapbox Outdoors - an outdoors focused tileset with trails and high resolution terrain data
- OSM Bright - a starter style for creating your own OpenStreetMap design
Mapbox Data Team
The Mapbox Data Team continuously improves OpenStreetMap by fixing errors and adding data.
- Over 1 Million buildings and addresses imported to OpenStreetMap
- Updating OpenStreetMap with the latest TIGER US road data
- Ongoing To-Fix error fixing activity: Impossible One-Ways, Kinks, Mixed Layers, Broken Polygons, Unconnected Major Roads, TIGER, Highway/Building overlap Inconsistent street names.
- Map Ayacucho, Peru with on the ground surveys and aerial mapping techniques
- Adding San Francisco Buildings on OpenStreetMap
- Tracing efforts in select Brazilian cities
- Sahel tracing
Here are the OpenStreetMap user accounts of the Mapbox data team. For any questions, please get in touch with the team member listed or with Alex Barth. These are only the user names of people systematically updating OpenStreetMap as part of their job at Mapbox. There are many other Mapbox team members mapping on OpenStreetMap as a hobby - they are not listed here.
- Rub21 Ruben Lopez
- ediyes Edith Quispe
- Luis36995 Luis Alanya
- dannykath Danny Aquipa
- RichRico Richman Pariona
Data Team Guidelines
In addition to the rules that apply to everyone in the community, here are the guidelines the Mapbox team reiterates and adds for themselves:
- We listen to community. We are looking for your feedback on how to make a better map. Get any time in touch with any of the our data team members. For general feedback message Alex Barth.
- Quality is paramount. We hold ourselves to the highest mapping standards as documented on the OpenStreetMap Wiki or as established as common practice in the community.
- Local knowledge first. Where in any doubt, the locally surveyed information prevails over remote updates.
- We disclose all ongoing mapping efforts here on this OpenStreetMap Wiki page.
- All full time data team members will be listed here on this OpenStreetMap Wiki page and identified on their user profiles.
- Where possible we use public tools for coordinating work, allowing anyone in the community to participate.
Please send any general feedback on Mapbox' work on OpenStreetMap to Alex Barth.