Mapbox + Slalom
Just as Tableau announces native integration with Mapbox, Slalom announces a new partnership with Mapbox. Create, integrate, and share beautiful custom maps with Tableau, Mapbox, and Slalom.
By Chris Toomey & Matt Irwin (Mapbox guest blogger)
The Slalom team is attending Tableau Conference 2015 in full force, and we can’t wait to connect with the Tableau community.
In addition to an amazing line-up of speaker sessions and events, we have some exciting news to announce: After collaborating on a number of successful projects, Slalom and Mapbox are now partners.
If you haven’t heard of it, Mapbox is a mapping platform for developers. It’s an open-source mapping platform for custom-designed maps, and its APIs and SDKs are the building blocks to integration location into any mobile or web app.
The platform will blow you away.
From our own experience, it is the easiest way to manage your geospatial data and build beautiful maps. Once you’ve done that, it integrates seamlessly with your web and native applications, and tools like Tableau.
Mapbox in the wild
Because seeing is better than telling, we’ve asked Mapbox's Matt Irwin to show you how the platform’s building blocks and your data can be combined to build custom maps and geo applications.
Want to plan a ride using your local bike share network? Grab a Mapbox base map, drop in bike infrastructure data, and use Mapbox’s Turf, Directions, and Surface APIs to find the closest station and most bike-friendly route to your destination.View map
When the Nepal earthquake hit in April 2015, Mapbox teamed up with the US Geological Survey (USGS) and OpenStreetMap to guide mapping priorities and aid the humanitarian response. Using Turf and TileReduce, Mapbox isolated densely populated parts of Katmandu and compared them with USGS peak ground acceleration data to find the hardest-hit locales.View map
Guest blogger Matt Irwin works on business and strategy, humanitarian collaborations, and bringing Mapbox to government. Prior to joining Mapbox, he was a diplomat at the State Department where he mediated boundary disputes, supported regional peace talks, and liaised with rebel groups throughout the Middle East. Most recently he led State’s Syria team and helped coordinate the intelligence community’s Syria activities. Matt graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in philosophy and has lived in Kinshasa, Cairo, Jerusalem, and Damascus.