This Mapbox Python SDK reads Mapbox Vector Tiles and allows access to the layers and features. The Vector-tile-py library parses Vector Tiles using the Mapbox Vector Tile Specification which is a specification for encoding tiled vector data. Vector tiles are the vector data equivalent of image tiles for web mapping, that apply the strengths of tiling and were developed for caching, scaling and serving map imagery rapidly into vector data. Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Mapping and Location APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.