Glossary

shapefile

A shapefile, also known as an Esri shapefile, is a file format for storing geographic vector data. You can upload shapefiles to Mapbox Studio as vector tilesets that you can use in a custom map style

Shapefiles are composed of several individual files, which should be combined into a single zip file before uploading. Of these files, Mapbox can read shp, shx, dbf, prj, and index files. Any other files you upload in the zip file will be ignored.

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Download a sample shapefile
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