Washington: MapBox, a company that allows anyone to design and publish custom maps, will soon launch MapBox Satellite Live. The new service aims at providing live imagery for publishing within 6 hours of an event, anywhere in the world through its upcoming MapBox Satellite Live service.
The six-hour gap is nearly real-time, making it easy to publish in minutes. Subscribers who have MapBox Satellite Live directly as part of their MapBox.com account will have instant scale for millions of viewers which should make the new service critical for large media partners. Mapbox will start its private beta testing programme in August. The programme will be open for selected partners only.