A few weeks ago, we started fiddling with Mapbox and quickly got excited about their developer-friendly outdoor maps. Now we’re excited to feature these great maps on peakery; they’re purpose-built for mountain exploration.
Mapbox’s next-generation vector maps highlight info important to hikers and climbers, such as topo lines, trails, streams, terrain shading, and park boundaries. The best part about these maps: since they’re vector-based we can adjust every map element, tweak the design, add data layers, and build new interactive features. Example: a new button that instantly toggles all contour lines between feet and meters. We hope to keep improving these maps in the future.
These new maps complement the 2 other excellent topo maps currently featured on peakery, Outdoors and Topo (US/CA/NZ) from CalTopo.
peakery now offers 5 map options:
1. Terrain: a detailed, worldwide topo map. See contours, trails and other relevant details at much closer zoom levels than Google Terrain view. Use the “first-ever-in-the-history-of-the-web” toggle at the top to change the contours between feet/meters.
2. Outdoors: a second worldwide topo map that provides an alternate view
3. Topo (US/CA/NZ): detailed government-produced topo maps for the US, Canada, and New Zealand provided by CalTopo
4. Satellite: imagery with info layers
5. Satellite Topo: imagery with contours, trails, and info layers