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Mapbox is a large provider of custom online maps for websites such as Foursquare, Pinterest, Evernote, the Financial Times, The Weather Channel and Uber Technologies. Since 2010, it has rapidly expanded the niche of custom maps, as a response to the limited choice offered by map providers such as Google Maps and OpenStreetMap. Wikipedia

Mapbox is a large provider of custom online maps for websites such as Foursquare, Pinterest, Evernote, the Financial Times, The Weather Channel and Uber Technologies. Since 2010, it has rapidly expanded the niche of custom maps, as a response to the limited choice offered by map providers such as Google Maps and OpenStreetMap. Wikipedia

Jul 28, 4:58 PM

Welcome to Hfuborgarsvi! Or, if you dont speak Icelandic, the city of Reykjavk (Icelands capital) and its suburbs. At the bottom edge of this image is Alingishsi, the parliament building. In the north you can see construction on Tryggvagata Street, and cruise ships in the harbor. Iceland is a popular cruise destination because of its beautiful scenery and its relatively mild climate the North Atlantic Current keeps it warmer than most land at its near-arctic latitude. Hfuborgarsvi in particular is known for its hot springs. Reykjavk literally means Smoky Bay, after the steam plumes from the springs. The most famous, the Blue Lagoon, started as the clean wastewater pond of the Svartsengi geothermal power station. Hfuborgarsvi is one of dozens of regions weve updated in our satellite layer over the past few months, adding up to an area about the size of the entire country of Brazil. The update process involved referring to thousands of user requests and proxies including anonymized telemetry data. The pixels themselves are fresh-sourced from our friends at @digitalglobe, who operate the highest resolution imaging satellites in orbit. For more on the update and details on how we prioritized it, see the link in our bio!

Jun 12, 10:50 AM

Lenis Maranhenses National Park, on the northern coast of Brazil, is a sea of white sand dunes. Lenis is Portuguese for linen, like a bedsheet or tablecloth, referring to the bright expanse. The dunes cover about 1,500 km (600 mi), and although they look like a desert, the area gets plenty of rain in the first half of each year. The rain fills the hollows between the dunes with thousands of small lakes. There are few land animals and plants, but the seasonal lakes support vibrant aquatic life. Some of the species, such as the fierce-looking wolf fish, can bury themselves in the mud and go dormant in the dry season. The dunes are made of sand carried by rivers that flow out of the inland forests. In the dry season, winds shift the dunes, so the lakes form in slightly different places from year to year. Local fishing and agriculture is allowed at a sustainable level within the park: about 100 people live in the dunes themselves, moving from farms among the lakes in the dry season to the coast during the rains. Although its relatively remote, the park is increasingly popular with tourists. Tens of thousands of people visit in July through September, when the lakes are considered most beautiful. Keeping the park open to the general public while limiting environmental impacts is a continuing challenge. This Landsat 8 image is from late July, 2016, and covers an area of about 65 km (40 mi) on a side.

Jun 6, 1:45 PM

Swipe to see the landslide that covered California Highway 1 in Big Sur . The landslide happened on the night of May 20th, causing no injuries but burying the highway under 12 m (40 ft) of wet sand and soil. The total mass of the landslide was about a million tons, and its still shifting and settling. The slide is well over 200 m ( mi) wide. . In the before image, from May 17th, notice how green the hills are. California had an unusually wet winter storm season, following years of drought, which has made spring growth especially lush. But in unstable hills like these, heavy rains mean mud, and mud means slides. . Big Sur has had a bad year for natural disasters. In summer 2016, the highway was closed several times by the Soberanes Fire, the most expensive wildfire in US history. In February, the heavy winter rains underminded the supports of a bridge on the highway to the point where the department of transportation had to demolish it. Meanwhile, a mudslide closed another part of the highway, leaving small towns between the two disasters accessible only by helicopter. The slide shown here is one of the largest and, everyone hopes, the last of the season. . In the after image, from the 27th, the seawater is muddy where the soil has dissolved. Also notice that the hill crests are slightly less green: only trace rain and fog have delivered moisture since mid-May, and the grasses are shifting toward their typical summer tans and browns. This stretch of the California coast has a Mediterranean climate, meaning that most precipitation falls in the winter, and the summer months can be almost completely rainless. . These images are from @europeanspaceagencys Sentinel-2 satellites, and they cover an area of 6.4 km (4 mi) on a side.

Jun 5, 9:28 AM

Come enjoy some Mapbox-brewed coffee while you wait for WWDC to start! Also stop by our event tonight at 5:30pm. RSVP + more info here and in link in bio: mapboxwwdc17.splashthat.com

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