We all know paper maps are a thing of the past, but have you noticed how interactive Internet-based maps have basically replaced special navigation devices in recent years? It’s not too surprising, though. An online map can display updates in real time, which allows you to see not just the quickest route, but also ongoing roadworks, traffic jams, and other factors that can affect your trip.
While Google Maps is probably the most famous mapping system, there are other worthy contenders on the market. Mapbox is perhaps one of the most prominent players in the field. Among the applications using its maps, you will find Facebook, Snapchat, Foursquare, and a bunch of other giants. In this informative course, I will tell you all about Mapbox.
Following thirty fast-paced lectures of this Mapbox tutorial, developers, designers, business owners, and everyone interested in getting better at creating interactive maps will learn how to use Mapbox without breaking a sweat.
Before we get into this Mapbox tutorial, we should clear the confusion about the names of software. There are actually three systems we’re going to learn: Mapbox, Mapbox Studio, and Mapbox GL JS. What’s the difference? Let’s see.
In this Mapbox tutorial, I will make sure to explain each of these systems. We’ll discuss their strengths and weaknesses, examine their components, and learn the essential principles. Note that while the interface you see in the video lectures might be a bit different from the most current version of the software, the main concepts remain, and you will be able to perform all the same steps without hassle.
I will start my Mapbox tutorial by introducing you to the software we’ll be working on. Then, we’ll move to geographic data. Some would say this is actually the foundation for learning how to use Mapbox. You will find out to find good data sources and work with the data itself.
The next two sections of the course could be called a Mapbox Studio tutorial on their own. You will learn all the main steps in styling a beautiful map, including but not limited to line, text, and symbol styling, creating breakpoints, and working with layers. I will explain how to make your data filterable by properties as well.
Last but not least, we will learn all you need to know about Mapbox GL JS. Sources, layers, markers, events, and more – I will make sure each and every step in the process is clear, and you get a firm grasp of creating interactive maps after taking this Mapbox tutorial!
Victor Temprano is a master of a variety of things: starting from mapping, web programming, front-end development to religious studies, camping, writing, and social activism. Victor’s professional skillset includes an impressive collection of technologies like HTML/CSS/JS, PHP, app development, Wordpress, React JS, React Native, and others. Having a multiyear freelancing experience and working on different projects, Victor finally started his own company Mapster Technology Inc in 2018. You may almost find yourself asking, how many lifetimes did it have to take to learn and do all this stuff?
Victor Temprano, a professional software designer, and front-end developer, aims at building impactful and amazing web maps and apps. If you get inspired by his CV and personality, you may join his course on our platform.
On BitDegree, Victor is offering you a chance to learn more advanced essentials of interactive maps with Mapbox. Once you enter Victor’s virtual class, he’ll mesmerize you with an inviting tone and practical knowledge. If you want and need to learn to create interactive maps with custom data or understand the data flow within Mapbox, then you don’t need to look any further. Plus, you’ll learn to use a wide variety of properties for Mapbox features. Join Victor Temprano – a dev, a blogger, and a true creator with a great passion for teaching!