Development of vector maps and Mapbox GL, from the current code to architecture discussions by our team and our ecosystem of contributors, happens in the open on GitHub. Maps render at a super-high framerate — allowing the maps to fluidly respond to user feedback or scripted events and opening up a whole new class of apps. Vector maps are roughly one-fourth the size of traditional raster implementations, which means greater performance in low-bandwidth environments and greater cost savings where bandwidth is expensive. Vector maps animate scale changes on-the-fly, providing smooth zooms on mobile and desktop. You can rotate the map, change the pitch, and zoom in and out fluidly. Icons and labels adjust to maximize legibility from any angle. The data for every feature you see in a vector map lives on the client, not the server. That means data can be instantly queried, allowing for flexible map changes and UIs that adapt to the map automatically. You can customize every aspect of your map, from tweaking the colors, to hiding or showing specific layers, to deciding what information you want to present on your map, all while your users are interacting with the map. Development of vector maps and Mapbox GL, from the current code to architecture discussions by our team and our ecosystem of contributors, happens in the open An open source SDK for pixel-perfect vector maps on iOS and Android. Maps render with the speed and smoothness of a video game. Our maps are updated with real-time probe data and edited by the global community of 2.5 million mappers in OpenStreetMap, adding new roads, buildings and more around the world. Our Mapbox Streets receives fresh data every two minutes. Our pipeline processes the updates and distributes them globally in under ten minutes. Our Data team monitors changes to prominent features, edits by new users, large edits and data imports, and changes to routing. Potential vandalism is flagged for further analysis and quick action. Mapbox is free to start on both mobile and web. Pick a map design and add it to your app, or design your own maps with Mapbox Studio. Source.