Video: Recreate a classic style in modern Mapbox Studio

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Re-create a classic style in modern Mapbox Studio.


Studio Classic map styles are deprecated as of June 1, 2020. Using modern Mapbox Studio styles unlocks benefits not available with Classic map styles. Learn more on our blog.

Getting started

  • 0:00 - Open your classic style from your Classic styles page.
  • 0:24 - Take a screenshot of your style.

Create a new style

  • 0:29 - Go to Cartogram and upload your screenshot.
  • 0:39 - Create your initial color palette using the color picker in Cartogram.
  • 1:20 - Click Save style to open your new style in Mapbox Studio.

Edit the style

  • 1:39 - Update label typography.
  • 3:05 - Add a new layer using Terrain (RGB-encoded dem) as a data source, and style the terrain.
  • 3:24 - Drag the terrain layer down below all label layers.
  • 3:36 - Style the road network.

Publish the style

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