05 Feb New MapBox Toolbar Coming Soon
As mentioned in the our last blog post, MapBox is getting it’s own toolbar in ArcMap via our forthcoming UI makeover. The toolbar provides a single location to control loading and publishing data to your hosted MapBox account. Once you connect to your account, all of your maps and tilesets are available to display in ArcMap as tiled layers. They can be saved in any Mxd document and will reload when that document is opened again.
For publishing, Arc2Earth supports two methods for producing tile caches that can be used by MapBox. You can use the built-in tile cache exporter (using ArcGIS’s rendering and labeling engine) or you can use TileMill Connect to convert your Mxd document into a Carto project. Buttons on the toolbar allow you to easily initiate each process using the currently loaded map document. Either way, your map is published to MapBox and can be used in any of their amazing apps and APIs (as well as displayed back in ArcMap via the process above!)