A shapefile, also known as an Esri shapefile, is a file format for storing geographic vector data.
When uploading shapefiles, keep the following in mind:
- Check out the Mapbox Uploads API documentation for the current size limit for shapefiles. Note that this limit applies to the shapefile's uncompressed size, not the size of the compressed
- Shapefiles are composed of several individual files, which should be combined into a single
zipfile before uploading. Of these files, Mapbox can read
indexfiles. Any other files you upload with your
zipfile will be ignored.
For more information on uploading shapefiles, check out the Mapbox Studio Manual uploads page.Download a sample shapefile