Dockerized Mapbox Tools

If you wish to make apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. –Carl Sagan

The same could be said for compiling software. That’s why Docker is a great tool for this task - you can build the perfect universe in a Docker image that with the right versions of all the gobbins to compile different tools.

Three tools I sometimes have challenges compiling are from Mapbox - tippecanoe, spritezero, and fontnik. Those build vector tiles, sprites, and font glyphs respectively. So I built a Docker container with all three along with helper scripts to make using them easier.