Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Mapbox GL JS V2 Launches

Mapbox GL JS V2 has been released, and it arrives with some truly impressive new features. 

The standout new features in version two of Mapbox GL mostly relate to the new 3D mapping options in the Mapbox JavaScript library. A digital elevation model allows you to map the world's terrain in three dimensions. A Camera API allows you to seamlessly move around this 3D terrain and a Sky API allows you to simulate the sun’s position based on location and the time of day.

You can read more about this new release and the new features in the library on the Mapbox Blog post Mapbox GL GS V2: 3D Maps + Camera API + Sky API Launches.

If you want to jump straight in and start playing with the new features then you might want to take a look at these demo maps in the examples section of the Mapbox GL JS documentation: 

1 comment:

Garth Henning said...

How do these features compare to other mapping libraries out there? Many are developing 3D capabilities. How do they compare on price vs features vs performance?