An Entire City Mapped in a Day at Mapbox
Have you ever browsed open data sets, and realized that open data is loaded with GIS data? When searching the web for new open data visualizations, I stumbled across Mapbox. According to their website, “Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers and designers at enterprise scale.”
The visualization below is from a Mapbox blog post by one of their data artists and software developers, Eric Fischer. According to the post, “In 29 hours 68 contributors mapped an entire city (20,105 buildings).” Also, it seems that the effort was to assist doctors fighting the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa. Using open data for a good cause provides the greatest value of all. Visit the blog post for more details by clicking here.