Mapbox

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Mapbox review by Brandon I.
Brandon I.
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"Great, other than the new pricing model"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, documentation and the API is very clean and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

The pricing model is made so that if your map gets any kind of traction on a blog or news website you're bound to be looking at a $500 - 1,000 bill.

Maps are charged per view. A view is 4 tiles on the screen. So most likely as soon as a user loads it and pans they've already used 2 views.

Not the easiest model to relay to clients since it's hard to estimate the amount of map views they will actually use, since one viewer could pan around a lot of the map and use 50. Someone else may not pan at all and use 1.

Other than PAYG model there is only one other, Commercial. Which is $500/month. Instantly pricing out most small agencies. There did used to be about 3 levels all with different map view quotas, which was better for scaling up your production pipeline.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pricing model is stupid - if you contact support they just try to upsell you

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating bespoke map based content pieces is really quick and easy.

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Mapbox review by Levi M.
Levi M.
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"Very cool for customizing tilesets. "

What do you like best?

The customizability of shapefiles, geojson, and kml files is pretty awesome. The ability to transform the map into an interactive game using mapbox's unity sdk is pretty cool. I am excited to explore mapbox's capabilities deeper in the near future.

What do you dislike?

Would be nice if it accepted zipped tile directories. Must use MBtiles or geotiff for raster map tiles. Wish you could do more than 15 tilesets on one map style. Stroke thickness is set to 1 px for vector tilesets, would be nice to have more customizability. Also would be nice if they had a .dxf to shapefile converter. Must use arcgis or other software to go from illustrator to mapbox.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tileset hosting. Map customizability and vector tile customizability. Ability to rotate the map.

What GIS solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Mapbox review by Destiny K.
Destiny K.
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"Amazing service! "

What do you like best?

Really great visual maps with plenty of customization. Really takes your website to a next level.

What do you dislike?

Website can be tricky at times to use, specifically with the coding. I feel like I love the maps but am not utilizing them to their full potential. A helpful youtube tutorial would be AWESOME to see all of the possible options.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Seems to be pretty one of a kind. Really unique, cool product!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mapbox helps me while I am web designing to make data more interesting and visual. Pages which feature a mapbox maps tend to have more viewrs altogether.

Mapbox review by Nicholas A.
Nicholas A.
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"Great platform for creating data visualizations"

What do you like best?

I've used Mapbox for creating map-based data visualizations, primarily via Mapbox Studio. I like the ease of use and ease of publishing online for embedded visualizations, as well as the options for customizing the style of the maps. I'm also very impressed with how responsive the maps are for the viewer.

What do you dislike?

Creating your own map layers and merging them with Mapbox data can be a little clunky and take some getting used to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data visualization. The primary win is for a non-geo-expert like me to create professional-looking visualizations for communicating with colleagues and customers.

Mapbox review by valbona x.
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"Mapping away"

What do you like best?

Mapbox is great because it works well across both web and mobile platforms. Fresh looking map styles that make your project look more professional. I like that it’s easy to use. The style of the maps is also set for customization. Their support team is also great in answering questions.

What do you dislike?

The scaling of the map could use some work and getting used too. I’m also not sure if I love the pricing that they charge, but then again I would love for it to be free. Overall I think it’s great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Map design

Mapbox review by Tyler B.
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"Great team, great product, great service"

What do you like best?

The Mapbox team is top-notch. They are always ready to answer questions, provide support, and even take requests for bugfixes and new features. During our trial period, they even volunteered to create a custom map style just for our company, which looks stunning. Mapbox.js and Mapbox-gl-js are easy to learn and use, with large communities around them and a long list of examples. Finally, the Mapbox service itself is very affordable when compared with Google Maps, especially now that Google hiked up their prices.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I dislike about Mapbox is the fact that WebGL support is still spotty on some browsers, meaning you have to engineer a fallback to Mapbox.js (the old library) if you want to have robust browser support. Since Mapbox.js and Mapbox-gl-js have totally different APIs, this means you will be writing your map code twice. Also, the geocoding accuracy isn't all the way up to Google's level yet, but for most data this won't be a problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The two main issues are browser support and geocoding accuracy. Do some tests on their geocoder using a trial account, and run some analytics to see how many of your users are on IE9 and IE10. If you are pleased with those two situations, then I highly recommend Mapbox to everyone!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company could have paid hundreds of millions of dollars extra to Google after their price hikes. Instead, we are switching to Mapbox and rewriting our map code. Already, our maps look way better.

Mapbox review by Evan C.
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"Excellent Mapping Tool, Limited Utility for Print"

What do you like best?

Mapbox offers a relatively straightforward interface, and great map tile sets, out of the box. With a little knowledge of CSS, map styles can be edited easily. The ability to export high-resolution maps to a raster image format is essential.

What do you dislike?

There is limited control over scale when exporting maps for print applications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great and easy for simple mapping projects, but there is a steep learning curve if you want more customization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used MapBox to create custom maps for a print guidebook.

Mapbox review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"MapBox - a cartographers take"

What do you like best?

Mapbox is a powerful mapmaking tool for expert and new mapmakers and is intuitive and simple to use. With each update it gets better and better.

It takes the coding headache out of styling and allows quick map production and export. Its focus on design is the reason it stands out above other map-building platforms.

What do you dislike?

There is very little to improve. In my experience with the product it has done everything i have wanted.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I cannot praise Mapbox enough. It has broken all boundaries when it comes to making maps.

Its easy to use and continues to surprise me every day with new features and advances in its capabilities

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Im in the map making business and it takes the map design coding away so you can quickly make beauitful maps for web,

Mapbox review by Justin S.
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"Mapbox Review"

What do you like best?

Mapbox has a comprehensive interface that allows user to design quality maps with little prior skills in CSS

What do you dislike?

The map designs did not fit the needs of the project, forcing us to consider other products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Mapbox in a testing phase to see if we could implement the product to visualize excursion locations at each of our ports.

Mapbox review by Brandi M.
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"Great interfacing app! "

What do you like best?

I could appreciate the small memory space the app used. It also has very easy features and is very applicable to its purpose.

What do you dislike?

The app crashed several times before the update so now I have no issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great program

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to get my employees to my customers while keeping dispatch informed at all times.

Mapbox review by Ivan R.
Ivan R.
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"Mapbox - best maps for startup"

What do you like best?

Customize styling of map and beautiful features.

What do you dislike?

Slowly implementing features to work with statistics and public API

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We creting mobile local guides for travel

Mapbox review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Very useful service with a great mission."

What do you like best?

Easy to use and good documentation. Customer service is quick to respond and they're very involved with the humanitarian community.

What do you dislike?

Some limitations related to number of tilesets allowed in map. But able to find workarounds

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great support and service in the non-profit and humanitarian sector. They recognize funding limitations for many organizations and are able to work within a broader community sharing tools and resources.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Utilized for humanitarian purposes and sharing data. Tile services are extremely useful for hosting imagery and other data.

Mapbox review by Administrator
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"Mediocre Mapbox"

What do you like best?

The ease of access for both the users as well as customers once the project is complete.

What do you dislike?

It is not very maluable as software programs go. It has technical limits that were traded away for ease of use. It is not a good mix for my use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Put it through a trial period just as you should anything else.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Other than it's internal simplicity, I can gain more from different software programs.

Mapbox review by User in Higher Education
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"Mapbox seamless at making maps for your customers"

What do you like best?

Ability to import map data, such as neighborhood lines

What do you dislike?

The tools to draw/do graphic design updates aren't the best. It's best to export into photoshop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Create customized maps that share information for our customers

Mapbox review by User in Fund-Raising
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"Very pleasant"

What do you like best?

I like the very easy user approach and color oriented direction from sectiin to section, good navigation and direction.

What do you dislike?

I have not found yet what i dislike about the website.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do trial period see if you like it, test it out gradually.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The accuracy have increased and speed of getting tasks done and organizing in order through out the day. Helps quite a bit)

Mapbox review by User
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"Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

The interface is fast and easy to learn. All my tasks are now done in a breeze.

What do you dislike?

Had to transition to from other platforms. Not used to that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take your time to really learn this product. It becomes easier as time goes on, so don't get frustrated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multitasking has become a breeze. Once I transitioned, it became very easy to learn the product.

Mapbox review by Consultant
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"Mapbox- Creating custom maps and integrating live traffic."

What do you like best?

Able to create custom maps for site and apps.

Create live traffic.

It is really easy to use.

Can be edited using website.

What do you dislike?

A little bit sluggish sometimes but works well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend using Mapbox for creating live maps, and integrating live traffic updates.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating maps for office sites. This streamlines the route travelling between sites.

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