Tag: mapbox

by Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño

Timely images of a situation add a lot of context to the story, from showing flooding to capturing political demonstrations, to seeing deforestation. What if you could get imagery from a satellite, of any event, anywhere in the world, in real time? Traditionally this is not just expensive — imagery is really hard to process [...] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

Hundreds of users, contributors, and mappers are converging next month in San Francisco to discuss [OpenStreetMap](http://www.openstreetmap.org/), the free and editable map of the world often called the “Wikipedia of maps.” More than 1 million people have signed up to contribute to OpenStreetMap, making it the world’s largest open-source map. Here at [MapBox](http://mapbox.com/) we’re interested in [...] more »

by Chris Herwig

Two weeks ago the [United Nations opened an inquiry](http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Terrorism/Pages/SRTerrorismIndex.aspx) into the “civilian impact of the use of drones and other forms of targeted killing.” Data — on casualties, targets, frequency, and other topics — will play an important role in this investigation, led by Ben Emmerson, UN special rapporteur for human rights and counterterrorism. In [...] more »

by Chris Herwig

If it’s a clear day on Monday, [GeoEye’s satellites](http://geoeye.com/CorpSite/products/earth-imagery/geoeye-satellites.aspx) will capture incredible imagery of President Obama’s second Inauguration and make them available for use by members of the media. These images will be transmitted back to Earth in near real-time and, expanding from GeoEye’s approach for the 2009 Inauguration, released as interactive web maps produced [...] more »

by Tom MacWright

2012 was the year in which a wide audience began to understand the process behind making maps — and that it’s a massive, global effort in the pursuit of better and more complete map data. [OpenStreetMap](http://www.openstreetmap.org/), a collaborative, open data process for making maps, has continued its fast growth last year [hitting its million contributors [...] more »

by David Cole

[MapBox](http://mapbox.com/) worked with [USA Today](http://www.usatoday.com/) to build their election night maps that tracked results as they came in from across the country. USA Today’s primary goals for their digital-mapping content was it should have multiple forms of embeddable maps for the home page, articles and landing pages, it should be sharable with persistent links to [...] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

We recently released [MapBox Streets](http://mapbox.com/tour/#maps), a zoomable web map of the world that’s powered entirely by open data through the [OpenStreetMap](http://www.openstreetmap.org/) project. Our main focus with MapBox Streets was to provide a beautiful street map alternative to the ones normally seen online, primarily Google Maps, and to make it incredibly easy for people to start [...] more »

by Bonnie Bogle

[TileMill](http://mapbox.com/tilemill), the free and open-source design studio for creating beautiful web maps, is now available for [download on Windows](http://mapbox.com/tilemill/#windows/). With the latest release, the map-making tool is fully operational on the three leading operating systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux. With Windows still dominating the marketplace, this is a huge development that will open the door [...] more »

by AJ Ashton

Mapping can be as much about choosing what data not to include as to include, so you can best focus your audience on the story you are telling. Oftentimes with data visualization projects, the story isn’t about the streets or businesses or parks, but rather about the data you’re trying to layer on the map. [...] more »

by Eric Gundersen

Plotting information — say survey data in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas or election results in Afghanistan — on any kind of map adds critical geo-context to the data. These maps quickly become move powerful when you start adding more custom overlays, showing data like where different ethnic groups live, high incidents of corruption, or [...] more »