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What will I need to get started?

To use Simple Mapbox Data, you’ll need a few things:

  • Mapbox account
  • Access token – you’ll need a private access token that allows write access to Datasets and Uploads. Read more about creating an access token here.
  • Dataset ID – a Dataset is where all your data points live in Mapbox. It’s basically just a big text file with all the information about your map data. There isn’t any real map associated with this data (though one is shown if you are using the Mapbox Studio Dataset editor). Read more about creating a dataset here.
  • Tileset ID – a Tileset is the actual map tiles that can be pulled into a map that is displayed on a website. It is created using the information from a dataset. Read more about creating a Tileset here.
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