Mapbox

Company Information

URL: mapbox.com

Year Founded: 2011

Location: Washington, DC

Zip Code: 20009

Full-Time Employees: 11-50

Type of Company: Private

Target Markets: Business to Business, Business to Consumer, Business to Government

Category: Geospatial/Mapping

Sources of Revenue: Database licensing, Philanthropic grants, Software licensing, Subscriptions, User fees for web or mobile access

Areas of social impact: Citizen engagement and participation, Consumer empowerment

Approximate number of sources of government open data: 11-50 Agencies/Local Governments/Organizations

Description:

Mapbox is an open source platform for designing and publishing maps and geographical data for both mobile and on the web. On Mapbox.com you can sign up and create a map within minutes, then simply embed the map via copy/paste on the web or build complex applications for web or mobile with it. Power anything from the contact page on a small blog to data visualizations of billions of data points to base maps for massive traffic on large scale sites.

We started Mapbox to make it easy for anyone to design and publish a beautiful custom map. Our platform gives developers the power to make maps that embody their product and brand. Mapbox helps you find bars on foursquare, search for hotels on Hipmunk, and organize notes in Evernote. With our global, autoscaling infrastructure and cross-device compatibility, integrating our maps into your apps is easy even if you have millions of users. Over the last 3 years our team of dedicated cartographers, data analysts, and software engineers has built our entire stack using open source software and open data.


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