mapbox-gl-js

Interactive, thoroughly customizable maps in the browser, powered by vector tiles and WebGL (by mapbox)

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mapbox-gl-js reviews and mentions

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  • Getting Started with MapLibre GL JS
    5 projects | dev.to | 6 Oct 2022
    It originated as an open-source fork of Mapbox-gl-js before they switched to a non-open-source license on 8th December 2020.
  • Reimagining projections for the interactive maps era
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Dec 2021
    > too bad it doesn't come with some code

    Mapbox changed the license of their code last year I think to a proprietary one. https://github.com/mapbox/mapbox-gl-js/blob/main/LICENSE.txt

    It requires a mapbox user license with billing enabled to use this code, let alone make modifications. But the source is viewable on github.

  • MapLibre GL is a free and open-source fork of mapbox-gl-JS
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Apr 2021
    From https://github.com/mapbox/mapbox-gl-js

    > Mapbox gl-js version 2.0 or higher (“Mapbox Web SDK”) must be used according to the Mapbox Terms of Service. This license allows developers with a current active Mapbox account to use and modify the Mapbox Web SDK. Developers may modify the Mapbox Web SDK code so long as the modifications do not change or interfere with marked portions of the code related to billing, accounting, and anonymized data collection. The Mapbox Web SDK only sends anonymized usage data, which Mapbox uses for fixing bugs and errors, accounting, and generating aggregated anonymized statistics. This license terminates automatically if a user no longer has an active Mapbox account.

    Seems their client code does some things related to "billing, accounting, and anonymized data collection" and they don't want programmers to disable or modify that code.

    Is that right? Anyone who has followed this have more information? I haven't used mapbox in a few years but I think it's great technology.

    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Apr 2021
    The software stopped being open source from v2 onwards. The new licence makes it merely shared source.

    This GitHub issue where this change is announced provides a number of more in-depth explanations why this is a bad thing for most users of the software: https://github.com/mapbox/mapbox-gl-js/issues/10162

  • Ask HN: What Are You Working On?
    100 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Jan 2021
    It's a bummer mapbox isn't open source anymore, now you're (and lots of other peoplare) are stuck pre-2.0.0 :(

    https://github.com/mapbox/mapbox-gl-js/blob/main/CHANGELOG.m...

  • Top Javascript Maps API and Libraries
    9 projects | dev.to | 6 Sep 2020
    Web-site: https://www.mapbox.com/ GitHub stars: 6.1k, https://github.com/mapbox/mapbox-gl-js Pricing: Free, starts from $2.40 for 1000 loads Map Data Source: Mapbox Dependencies: None License: Mapbox copyright Category: Web Application Examples: https://docs.mapbox.com/mapbox-gl-js/examples/
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