Mapbox Countries v1
This tileset reference document includes information to help you use the data in the Mapbox Countries v1 tileset.
Mapbox Countries v1 is a free, Mapbox-provided vector tileset of high resolution country polygons derived from the Mapbox Boundaries product. Any Mapbox user can use the tileset for use cases like creating country masks or choropleth data visualizations.
The tileset includes vector polygon features for all countries and territories defined in the ISO 3166-1 country code standard, including alternate worldviews for flexibility in how claimed international boundaries are displayed for a regional audience.
The country boundaries tileset is a subset of the Mapbox Boundaries product. To provide feedback on boundary issues, contact our Support team. To get access to more boundary levels, contact our Sales team.
Data in the Mapbox Countries tileset is based on information obtained from officially recognized local or international entities.
This tileset contains one layer with polygon features and metadata.
This layer contains the boundary polygons representing all countries and territories with a unique ISO 3166-1 code.
|Territory type||Feature count|
|Disputed areas ||41|
These polygons complement the
mapbox-streets-v8 tileset, which contains associated land and maritime boundary lines and point labels for each country.
The integer feature ID is the integer primary key for each feature and corresponds to the Mapbox Boundaries v3 IDs.
For practical purposes like data joins, it may be convenient to use any of the other available properties as the feature ID. This can be done in Mapbox GL JS by setting the promoteId parameter while adding the vector tile source to the map.
The globally unique Mapbox ID is the alphanumeric primary key for each feature and corresponds to the Mapbox Boundaries v4 IDs.
Countries recognized in the ISO 3166-1 standard have a value of
'false' while overlay polygons of disputed areas have a value of
We suggest styling disputed boundary polygons with
disputed='true' as a seperate style layer. Use a fill-opacity value to make it semi transparent or otherwise distinct style from non-disputed areas.
This example GL filter expression can be used to only display country polygons without any disputed areas:
[ "==", ["get", "disputed"], "false" ]
The vector tiles contain multiple versions of some boundaries, each with a
worldview value indicating the intended audience. It is important to apply a worldview filter to all your style layers to avoid showing conflicting and overlapping boundaries.
This example GL filter expression builds on the disputed area expression to display all
disputed='false' country boundaries matching a worldview for either
[ "all", [ "==", ["get", "disputed"], "false" ], [ "any", [ "==", "all", ["get", "worldview"] ], [ "in", "US", ["get", "worldview"] ] ] ]
Refer to the Mapbox Boundaries worldview documentation for available worldviews.
iso_3166_1 property contains the ISO 3166-1 (Alpha-2 code) code of the boundary. These match the 249 officially assigned country codes in the ISO 3166-1 standard and the following two unofficial codes:
XSSovereign Base Areas (Akrotiri and Dhekelia)
For disputed area polygons with
disputed='true', the code is in the
D0<ISO><ISO><Number> format, which indicates the
iso_3166_1 code of the two or more countries involved in the disputed claim.
The associated ISO 3166-1 (Alpha-3 code) as per ISO 3166 except for:
XSBSovereign Base Areas (Akrotiri and Dhekelia)
- Not available for disputed areas
The unique QID of the associated country in the Wikidata Database. This can be used to query the associated Wikidata item for translated country names and various other open data attributes.
The local name for the country. Countries with multiple local languages may have local names separated by a hyphen.
The commonly used English name for the country.
For displaying map labels, it is recommended to use the point labels available in the
place_label layer of the
Region name for the country as defined in the UN M49 standard.
Sub-region name for the country as defined in the UN M49 standard.
A number between 1-6 assigned so that no adjacent countries have the same number. This can be used in an expression for creating a standard multi-color world political map.