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Mapbox Studio Classic - creating customized web maps from scratch

Learn how to load, manage and style your own mapping dataset to produce a truly customized map

Mapbox Studio Classic is a great tool for creating your own web maps providing complete control over the look and feel of every aspect of your map's styling. Out of the box it allows you to customize worldwide OpenStreetMap data provided by Mapbox. However it also enables you to create maps from scratch using your own data sources and this is exactly what this course will show you how to do.

This course has four modules will teach you how to:

  • install and configure the software you need to get started
  • load large quanitities of shape file data into PostgreSQL / PostGIS
  • create a vector data source in Mapbox Studio
  • load PostgreSQL data into your vector data source
  • optimizing your vector data source in Mapbox Studio
  • style your map data using CartoCSS

What do I need to know to take this course?

In this course we take you through the concepts and steps involved in detail but it would be helpful to have a working understanding of:

  • spatial data formats especially shape files
  • SQL experience in any database


Your Instructor


Brian Norman
Brian Norman

Brian Norman is co-founder of Earthware.co.uk, a team of twenty developers creating interactive mapping solutions. Trained as a web developer, he has spent the last 7 years creating consumer web and mobile mapping experiences using C#, JavaScript, QGIS, Bing Maps, Google Maps, LeafletJS, Mapbox, CartoDB, SQL Server, PostGIS and Windows Azure. Brian is passionate about sharing his knowledge and has previous spoken at a number of conferences and frequently blogs at www.earthware.co.uk/blog.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is not open for enrolment.