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Mapbox Shapes, Layers etc

I've created a map in Mapbox which i've drawn polygons and placed markers etc. However, none of these show up when i link my Storymap JS project to my MapBox file. Any idea why?

 

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    Joe Germuska

    StoryMapJS is only designed to convert a Mapbox project ID to a set of tiles—it isn't wired up to add all the other features which the Mapbox version of Leaflet has.

    We can look into what it takes to add that functionality. Mapbox is a later addition to StoryMapJS.

     

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    Andrew T. Barton

    Hi Joe - I had the same question, so great to find this response.

    From a story telling perspective, I think this is an important feature. For example, I am compiling a story about a proposed pipeline in Canada. I imported a kml of the pipeline route into mapbox, and set it as the basemap. As we know, the map will display but not the feature layer. From my perspective, this is an important feature when trying to tell stories about certain spatial attributes.

    So, my workaround idea would be to create something custom in TileMill that included all the desired features, and upload it to MapBox. Would this work or suffer from the same issues??

    Thanks . . . Andrew

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    Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

    Hi thanks for your resposne.

    I may be missing somthing here, but what is the pupose of adding a MapBox project? Why would anybody use this if you're only able to add a plain map without any of MapBox's features?

     

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    Tim Broderick

    I'm actually looking to add a geojson layer of a shape to a storymap in addition to the json of points. I have some experience with leaflet, so I'm going to give this a try - hopefully without hacking into the js file. Have you played with this at all? I'm going to use the "advanced" method as I want to have google satellite imagery as my base map - another thing I'm not sure how to pull off!

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