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
- Mapbox Streets - an OpenStreetMap based minutely updated scalable map service
- Mapbox Studio - a desktop map design and rendering studio
- TileMill - a desktop map design and rendering studio (phasing out in favor of Mapbox Studio)
- CartoCSS - CSS-inspired language for styling maps, used both in TileMill and Mapbox Studio
- MBTiles - an efficient tile storage schema for mobile apps
- Mapbox Vector Tile Specification - a specification for a lightweight scalable vector tile format
- To-Fix - a miro tasking manager (GitHub)
- OSM Mapping Guides - Open guides to get anyone started with editing OSM using JOSM
- osm-edit-report - Visualize edit count of a mapping team as a graph updated hourly
- osmi-data-processor - Process QA issues from OSM Inspector as a csv file
- osm-history-processor - Process changests of a mapping team from a give time range as a .osm file
- josm to-fix plugin - JOSM plugin to integrate to-fix issues
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. For any questions about our work, get in touch with our mappers. For any general feedback message Arun Ganesh. Each of our OSM mapping projects are ticketed in our mapping repository
- Mapping and validation in Salgar Landslide response
- 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
- Apply verified map feedback from Mapbox customers to map
- Fix connectivity issues on major and minor roads with to-fix Example challenge
- Add missing trail data detected with RunKeeper traces
- Updating OpenStreetMap with TIGER 2014 data
- Over 1 Million buildings and addresses imported to OpenStreetMap
- Mapping and validation in Nepal Earthquake response
- Adding Russian translations to major non-Russian place names - contact
- Adding San Francisco Buildings on OpenStreetMap
- Tracing efforts in select Brazilian cities
- Sahel tracing
- Map completion and fixing work in Ahmedabad, India
- Map completion and fixing work around Mysore, India
- Participate in Nepal earthquake response special focus on validation of tasks http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1009 and http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1018
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 Arun Ganesh. 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 Aiquipa
- RichRico Richman Pariona
- Andygol Andrey Golovin
- ruthmaben Ruth Maben
- abel801 Abimael Riveros
- samely Elieane Joyo
- calfarome Cesar Alfaro
- PlaneMad Arun Ganesh
- srividya_c Srividya Bharadwaj
- Chetan_Gowda Chetan Gowda
- ramyaragupathy Ramya Ragupathy
- lxbarth Alex Barth
- nikhilprabhakar Nikhil Prabhakar
- jinalfoflia Jinal Foflia
- pratikyadav Pratik Yadav
- aarthy Aarthy Chandrasekhar
- oini Oindrila Gupta
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 Arun Ganesh.
- 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.
- The Paid Mappers are Coming talk at State of the Map US June 2015 by lxbarth
- How we apply map feedback April 2015 by PlaneMad
- Streamlining map feedback February 2015 by Tristen Brown
- Improve the map - in seconds January 2015 by lxbarth
- The Mapbox OpenStreetMap Data Team Guidelines September 2014 by lxbarth
Please send any general feedback on Mapbox' work on OpenStreetMap to Arun Ganesh.