Find Mapbox-related terms and their definitions.
An API, or application programming interface, is a specification for how software libraries should interact with each other.
Feature querying is the process by which features in a tileset are identified at a specific location.
A filter, also known as a predicate within iOS and macOS, gives you fine-grained control over the content of a style layer.
Landsat Live is a satellite imagery source with the latest imagery, everywhere in the world.
latitude and longitude
Latitude and longitude are a pair of numbers (coordinates) used to describe a position on the plane of a geographic coordinate system.
layout and paint properties
Layout and paint properties are two sub-properties of a layer that decides how data from the layer is rendered in maps that use Mapbox GL.
A map load occurs whenever a Mapbox GL JS `Map` object is initialized on a webpage. It is used to track map usage on the web.
Map views were formerly used as a unit of measurement to track map usage on the web. Map views are now deprecated.
Mapbox Directions API
With the Mapbox Directions API, you can add routing with turn-by-turn directions to your map.
Mapbox GL is a suite of open-source libraries for embedding highly customizable and responsive client-side maps in Web, mobile, and desktop applications.
Mapbox Isochrone API
The Mapbox Isochrone API allows you to request polygon or line features that show areas that are reachable within a specified amount of time from a location.
Mapbox Map Matching API
The Mapbox Map Matching API allows you to take recorded traces, such as the data from your GPS tracker, and snap them to the OpenStreetMap road and path network.
Mapbox Maps SDK for Android
The Mapbox Maps SDK for Android is an open source toolset for building mapping applications for Android devices.
Mapbox Maps SDK for iOS
The Mapbox Maps SDK for iOS is an open source toolset for building mapping applications for iPhone and iPad devices.
Mapbox Maps SDK for Unity
The Mapbox Maps SDK for Unity is an open source toolset for building location based augmented and virtual reality applications with Unity, using real map data.
Mapbox Matrix API
The Mapbox Matrix API calculates travel times between many points in one API request.
Mapbox Matrix API elements
Elements are the source and destination coordinate pairs used in a Mapbox Matrix API request.
Mapbox Navigation SDK
The Mapbox Navigation SDK provides an open source toolset for integrating turn-by-turn navigation within mobile applications.
Mapbox Raster Tiles API
The Mapbox Raster Tiles API allows you to request a single tile from a Mapbox-hosted raster tileset.
Mapbox Static Images API
The Mapbox Static Images API allows you to request a standalone, static PNG generated from a Mapbox GL-based style.
Mapbox Studio is a web application for managing your data, tilesets, styles, access tokens, and doing anything related to your account.
Mapbox Tilequery API
The Mapbox Tilequery API allows you to retrieve data about specific features from a vector tileset, based on a given latitude and longitude.
Mapbox Uploads API
The Mapbox Uploads API allows you to integrate Mapbox’s powerful data upload pipeline into your application.
Mapbox Vector Tiles API
The Mapbox Vector Tiles API allows you to request a single tile from a Mapbox-hosted vector tileset.
Mapbox web services
Mapnik is an open source mapping toolkit for desktop and server-based map rendering, providing algorithms and patterns for spatial data access and visualization.
Maps SDK for React Native
A community-managed React Native library for integrating Mapbox maps into mobile apps.
offline regions and offline packs
An offline region is a defined region of a map that is available for use in conditions with limited or no network connection.
A routing profile is a set of rules that a routing engine uses to find the optimal route between two points.
A shapefile, also known as an Esri shapefile, is a file format for storing geographic vector data.
style-optimized vector tiles
Style-optimized vector tiles remove any layers or features in the tile that are not represented by a Mapbox style.
Telemetry is the process in which anonymous sensors create maps based on where people are moving.
A tileset is a collection of raster or vector data broken up into a uniform grid of square tiles at 22 preset zoom levels.