Mapbox Cookbook

Over 35 recipes to design and implement uniquely styled maps using the Mapbox platform
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Mapbox Cookbook

Bill Kastanakis

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Over 35 recipes to design and implement uniquely styled maps using the Mapbox platform
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ISBN 139781784397357
Paperback264 pages

Book Description

Maps are an essential element in today’s location aware applications. Right from displaying earth surface information to creating thematic maps displaying plethora of information, most of the developers lack the necessary knowledge to create customizable maps with combination of various tools and libraries. The MapBox platform is one such platform which offers all the tools and API required to create and publish a totally customizable map.

Starting with building your first map with the online MapBox Editor, we will take you all the way to building advanced web and mobile applications with totally customizable map styles. Through the course of chapters we’ll learn CartoCSS styling language and understand the various components of MapBox platform and their corresponding JavaScript API.

In the initial few chapters we will dive deeper into the TileMill and MapBox Studio components of MapBox and use them to generate custom styled map tiles and vector maps. Furthermore, we will publish these custom maps using PHP, node.js and third party tools like Geoserver.

We’ll also learn to create different visualizations and map styles like a choropleth map, a heat map and add user interactivity using a UFTGrid. Moving on, we dive into advanced concepts and focus on integration with third party services like Foursquare, Google FusionTables, CartoDB, and Torque to help you populate and even animate your maps.

In the final chapter we’ll learn to use the Mapbox SDK to create and publish interactive maps for the iOS platform. By the end of this book, you will learn about MapBox GL and how to create a fully functional, location-aware mobile app, using the maps styles created in the recipes.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Mapbox
Introduction
Creating your own map
Adding vector data
Publishing your map
Chapter 2: Mapbox Services
Introduction
Accessing styled tiles on your map
Creating static images
Finding coordinates for an address
Finding an address from coordinates
Finding an address on a map click
Getting directions
Chapter 3: TileMill and Mapbox Studio
Introduction
Styling a map with TileMill
Styling a map with Mapbox Studio
Publishing your base map on your server with PHP
Publishing your base map on your server with Node.js
Chapter 4: Mapbox.js
Introduction
Creating a simple map
Changing map properties programmatically
Working with base layers
Adding markers and popups
Clustering markers to improve our map
Getting mouse coordinates
Working with controls
Adding interactivity to your map with UTFGrid
Creating a choropleth map
Creating a heat map
Chapter 5: Mapbox.js Advanced
Introduction
Adding external data to your map
Adding a time dimension to your map
Comparing two maps at the same time
Adding a WMS layer from GeoServer to your map
Adding ArcGIS layers from a server or from online
Adding Fusion Tables to your map
Adding Foursquare data to your map
Chapter 6: Mapbox GL
Introduction
Integrating your project with Mapbox GL
Creating a basic map using Mapbox GL
Switching between locations programmatically
Adding markers to the map
Switching map styles
Loading GeoJSON and drawing a polyline
Drawing polygons on the map

What You Will Learn

  • Get accustomed to the MapBox Editor to visually style your maps
  • Learn everything about CartoCSS, and how it will help you fine tune your styled maps
  • Use MapBox Studio and Tilemill to generate your own tiles and vector maps
  • Publish your maps using a variety of technologies like node.js, PHP, and Geoserver
  • Integrate with third party APIs and services to populate your maps with public or private data
  • Create many different map visualization styles like choropleth and heat maps, add interactivity, and even learn how to animate data over time
  • Work with many different data formats and external services to create robust maps
  • Learn to use MapBox GL to create a mobile application

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Mapbox
Introduction
Creating your own map
Adding vector data
Publishing your map
Chapter 2: Mapbox Services
Introduction
Accessing styled tiles on your map
Creating static images
Finding coordinates for an address
Finding an address from coordinates
Finding an address on a map click
Getting directions
Chapter 3: TileMill and Mapbox Studio
Introduction
Styling a map with TileMill
Styling a map with Mapbox Studio
Publishing your base map on your server with PHP
Publishing your base map on your server with Node.js
Chapter 4: Mapbox.js
Introduction
Creating a simple map
Changing map properties programmatically
Working with base layers
Adding markers and popups
Clustering markers to improve our map
Getting mouse coordinates
Working with controls
Adding interactivity to your map with UTFGrid
Creating a choropleth map
Creating a heat map
Chapter 5: Mapbox.js Advanced
Introduction
Adding external data to your map
Adding a time dimension to your map
Comparing two maps at the same time
Adding a WMS layer from GeoServer to your map
Adding ArcGIS layers from a server or from online
Adding Fusion Tables to your map
Adding Foursquare data to your map
Chapter 6: Mapbox GL
Introduction
Integrating your project with Mapbox GL
Creating a basic map using Mapbox GL
Switching between locations programmatically
Adding markers to the map
Switching map styles
Loading GeoJSON and drawing a polyline
Drawing polygons on the map

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Paperback264 pages
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