Mapbox rolled out the Mapbox Standard core style last week to enable 3D mapping with lighting capabilities, landmark 3D buildings and a symbolic aesthetic, according to a company blog. The core style, currently in public beta, offers enhanced wayfinding and spatial orientation for users, the company said.
Mapbox Standard offers four lighting presets: day, night, dusk and dawn. The company said as the sun moves, based on a specific location, shadows shift and highlight areas of the map, according to the blog.
Some of the lighting includes flood and entrance lights for night use. Mapbox says the dynamic lighting helps developers and designers to eliminate the need to maintain a transition between day and map styles.
Mapbox Standard also includes famous landmarks worldwide, with more being added each month, the company said. The landmark buildings can be integrated into a map and also respond to lighting changes.
Mapbox Standard, which is accessible in a pre-release version on the company’s web and mobile SDKs, developer use cases are in travel planning, real estate, urban mobility, fitness, news and media, on-demand delivery and automotive.