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We are a Vancouver startup specializing in interactive mapping. We are also deeply interesting in helping non-profits of all stripes to get their projects online.

What Is Mapster Technology?

We are a small Vancouver startup with two main specialties: mapping, and working with non-profits and social projects.

We are happy to welcome for-profit projects, and we tend to serve as the spatial experts when it comes to data visualization, routing, mapping, and more.

But we really thrive on working with projects and people that matter at a deeper level. Whether that's mapping historical information, helping with language revitalization, or reversing social injustice -- that's our thing.

Our Tech

  • Front-end
  • React
  • Redux
  • Wordpress
  • Javascript
  • Semantic
  • Bootstrap
  • Svelte
  • ThreeJS
  • Mapping
  • Mapbox GL JS
  • Leaflet.js
  • Google Maps API
  • Apple Maps
  • Open Street Maps
  • qGIS
  • gDAL
  • Back-end
  • Node.js
  • Postgres
  • pSQL
  • login systems
  • Amazon Web Services
  • GIS
  • PHP
  • Mobile
  • React Native
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Mapbox GL

Latest Blog Posts

Free Courses on YouTube

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since we’ve posted at all on the blog, but it’s not because we haven’t been busy. We’ve been building tons of great mapping applications, helping Native-Land.ca get off the ground, and working with tons of new clients. We will be featuring some of our work in coming posts, as … read more

Technology, Automation, and the Trolley Problem

by Sarah Charrouf You may be familiar with the classic Trolley problem presented to ethics students. The question of whether to derail a train that’s on course to run over five people but in turn have that train run over one person as a consequence, leads us to ask whether we should interfere with a … read more

Mapping Water Sources in Uganda

 Ugandan Water Source Map by Scotty Hagen I was blown away when I heard that 1 in 4 people on the planet don’t have access to clean water. I was even more dumbfounded to learn how many inexpensive and effective solutions there are for this issue. Some are as simple as jerry can caps that … read more

Our Locate Schedule

Mapster is thrilled to be going to Locate, Mapbox’s first event celebrating and exploring the connectedness of the world around us. The event takes place in San Francisco from May 30-31, and people from all over are coming to share ideas and information about the great mapping related projects they’re working on! We wish we … read more

Locate Mapster… at Locate!

So, this business thing is quite a ride. I wasn’t expecting things to be easy, but then, I didn’t know what to expect. It’s fun, tiring, and mostly just really interesting. Mapster keeps growing, and there’s Native Land to manage at the same time, and new people, and life changes… it’s a lot! At the … read more

Courses & Help

It’s important to us that other people are empowered in making super awesome things online. We have made quite a few courses on a variety of subjects, ranging from ReactJS to mapping and more. We also have made quite a few helpful products and modules, and we work at making sure these are up-to-date and … read more

Mapping Resources

This post was born from the ashes of Mapzen — when they went down in early 2018, they put up a really useful post with some good mapping resources that made up for some things they have provided. I’ve added some of my own picks here, and the list will constantly grow. Please inform us … read more

Why Victor Built Native-Land.ca

This post originally appeared on Codementor.com and Native-Land.ca. Native-Land.ca is probably the project I’m proudest of. I had to put together pretty much the whole dataset (although I’ve had tons of help!), and over the past couple years it’s gone viral a few times. While I don’t make any money off this project, it has … read more

Pros and cons of using Mapbox for your project

These days, there’s so many mapping platforms out there that it can be a real hassle deciding what to use. Between Google Maps API, Leaflet, Mapbox, OpenStreetMaps, arcGIS and more, it’s too much to figure out if you’re not in the know.


We have been involved in hundreds of projects, large and small. Here are some of our favourites.


A viral site mapping Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages. Mapster was largely created to help fund Native-Land.ca, and the site was concieved by our CEO.

React, Wordpress, React Native, Mapbox

Learn Ditidaht

One of a set of sites built with the Ditidaht School (Ditidaht Nation) to help with language revitalization.

React, Wordpress, Mapbox, LeafletJS, React Native, Dictionary, Interactivity, Gamification

Project '44

An extensive WWII mapping site built with CRMA to display a time-slider of troop movements post-DDay 1944/45.

React, Mapbox, NodeJS, Postgres

Interactive Maps with Mapbox

A course, now free on Youtube, for anyone to learn how to use Mapbox GL JS.

Tarot Routing

A routing app developed to help numerous drivers get to their multi-delivery destinations as quickly as possible.

React, LeafletJS

Dwellsy Inc

A real estate website specializing in local listings.

React, Mapbox

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