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GeoJSON from live realtime data

Use realtime GeoJSON data streams to move markers on your map with Mapbox.js.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta charset=utf-8 />
<title>GeoJSON from live realtime data</title>
<meta name='viewport' content='initial-scale=1,maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no' />
<script src='https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox.js/v3.3.1/mapbox.js'></script>
<link href='https://api.mapbox.com/mapbox.js/v3.3.1/mapbox.css' rel='stylesheet' />
  body { margin:0; padding:0; }
  #map { position:absolute; top:0; bottom:0; width:100%; }
<div id='map'></div>
L.mapbox.accessToken = '<your access token here>';
var map = L.mapbox.map('map')
    .setView([38, -102.0], 2)

// As with any other AJAX request, this technique is subject to the Same Origin Policy:
// http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same_origin_policy
var featureLayer = L.mapbox.featureLayer()
    // Once this layer loads, we set a timer to load it again in a few seconds.
    .on('ready', run)

function run() {
    featureLayer.eachLayer(function(l) {
    window.setTimeout(function() {
    }, 2000);
to create your own custom map and use it in this example.
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