Add your own Geo Data

In previous posts we talked about Mapbox Styles and GeoJSON.

Now we want to put these two concepts together. Suppose we have a GeoJSON that contains points of interest in Flagstaff, Arizona. One of the features is the tallest peak in the Coconino National Forest.

  "type": "Feature",
  "properties": {
    "name": "Humphreys Peak"
  "geometry": {
    "coordinates": [
    "type": "Point"

Mapbox Studio

Steps to add this GeoJSON into and style this point feature directly in Studio.

  • You can drag your GeoJSON directly into studio
  • Navigate to Datasets and drag your GeoJSON directly into the Datasets view
  • Once its uploaded, click on Start editing
  • Look around the Datasets view and add any Points, LinesStrings or Polygons you want
  • Save and export to a Tileset
  • View the Tileset and click on Add to Style
  • Choose an existing or new style

For example

  • Add our Points as either a Circle or a Symbol. Do this so you can see the difference between these two types
  • Be sure to access the properties of your data set. In our case we can access the Feature name
  • Adjust properties for Color, Halo color and Halo width to give a great label effect
  • See a live sample at

See how it looks in

  • Streets Mapbox Style
  • Satellite + Streets Mapbox Style
  • Outdoors Mapbox Style