Choosing a base map¶
Mapbox is a mapping platform that allows you to build and design your own maps; they also provide a dozen different map styles that you can directly use. If you have a Mapbox account, you can configure it into OpenDataSoft so that your users can display your data over these map styles.
If you don’t have a Mapbox account, you can create one for free, although it is going to have a small number of allowed “map views”. See Mapbox plans for more information.
Once you are logged on the Mapbox website with your account, you can go on your account page and copy your Default Public Token or create a new Public access token; this is the key that will be used by OpenDataSoft to display maps on the behalf of your own Mapbox account.
Go to Look & feel, then Data visualizations ; you will find a Mapbox configuration form where you can enter your Mapbox public access token. A message will confirm whether your access token is valid or not.
Below the Mapbox integration token, you will be able to select one of Mapbox’s default styles, or choose “Custom” to enter the MapID of a map you created on Mapbox.