Mapbox: Directions

Turn-by-turn traffic-aware directions and ETAs, including driving, walking, and cycling

Mapbox's Directions provides a variety of traffic-aware navigation features, including walking, driving, and cycling directions, ETAs, alternative routes, and turn-by-turn instructions, all laid upon Mapbox's beautiful selection of vector maps.

The Mapbox Directions block, you can build traffic-aware directions and navigation into your real-time applications. For example, if you're building a taxi or ridesharing application, the block lets you stream geolocation coordinates data between users (like a driver and passenger), then provide navigation to connect them. Or for a delivery app, you can send drop off locations to a fleet of trucks based on their current coordinates.


  1. Login or Register to Admin Portal

  2. Select Functions

  3. Select your desired App and Keyset

  4. Select "Explore Templates" and proceed with selected integration.


The block requires five inputs: two pairs of latitude, longitude and the type of desired transportation method. Once the response comes from Mapbox, the block appends the directions into the message payload.


Input Channel: mapbox-directions-channel (configurable)lat1lng1 is the origin coordinateslat2lng2 is the destination coordinatesprofile represents the type of transporation: mapbox/driving, mapbox/cycling or mapbox/walking



The block appends the directions returned by the Mapbox Directions API into the message payload. Please refer to the Mapbox documentation for field information.


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