Glossary

Mapbox Satellite

Mapbox Satellite is a global tileset of high-resolution satellite imagery. The imagery data comes from a variety of commercial providers, as well as open data from NASA, USGS, and others. It’s color-corrected and blended together into a single raster tileset.

Mapbox Satellite is available at zoom levels 0-21, and in some cases can be overzoomed further, though coverage varies depending on the requested area. For example, San Francisco has much better data at zoom level 21 than a remote region like northern Canada does.

Mapbox Satellite is available as a tileset in the Mapbox Studio style editor. It is also available through our APIs and SDKs by using the style URL mapbox://styles/mapbox/satellite-v9 or tileset ID mapbox.satellite.

This example Mapbox GL JS code references the Mapbox Satellite style URL:

var map = new mapboxgl.Map({
  container: 'map',
  zoom: 9,
  center: [137.915, 36.259],
  style: 'mapbox://styles/mapbox/satellite-v9'
});

This example Raster Tiles API query references the Mapbox Satellite tileset ID:

https://api.mapbox.com/v4/mapbox.satellite/1/0/0@2x.jpg90?access_token=YOUR_MAPBOX_ACCESS_TOKEN

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