Monday, October 26, 2015

Fly Around the World with Mapbox GL

You can now pretend you are an astronaut aboard the International Space Station with this nice little Mapbox GL animated map. The map takes you on an animated tour around the equator, providing you with a choice of a map, satellite or hybrid view.

While this map won't make Map Mania's round-up of the best Maps of the Week, it is a very neat demonstration of two functions in the Mapbox GL API. The map uses CameraOperations to adjust the pitch of the map, providing an oblique view of the Earth. It also uses AnimationOptions to animate the map and take you on a tour around the Earth's equator.

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