Glossary

Uploads API

With the Mapbox Uploads API, you can integrate Mapbox’s powerful data upload pipeline into your application to transform geographic data into tilesets. Mapbox provides temporary credentials to stage a spatial file on S3, and then process it into raster tiles or vector tiles that can be read by Mapbox GL and Mapbox.js.

The Uploads API supports a wide range of spatial file types:

A sample Uploads API request to retrieve temporary S3 credentials looks like:

https://api.mapbox.com/uploads/v1/{username}/credentials?access_token=YOUR_MAPBOX_ACCESS_TOKEN

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