Mapping with mapbox compared to folium in python

by Dane Miller

A quick comparison of mapping looking at mapbox and folium in python. Mapbox is a mapping program based in GeoJSON, very easy to use and produces maps very quickly. Folium is a python based mapping program that requires several dependencies in order to produce a map.

If you need to produce a map quickly that has high resolution go with mapbox using GeoJSON. It will save you hours worth of work. If your end goal is to create statistical modeled map you will need to use python or R to likely create such a map.

Click on the links below to see the difference.

GeoJSON map
This map shows conifer cones species collected across the Western United States. The data was saved in a CSV file of latitude/longitude data.
Cone Map (fixing the link)

folium map (python)

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