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Alternatives to ArcGIS

Google Maps, Tableau, Mapbox, Power BI, and Leaflet are the most popular alternatives and competitors to ArcGIS.
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What is ArcGIS and what are its top alternatives?

It is a geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information. It is used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information, sharing and much more.
ArcGIS is a tool in the Mapping APIs category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to ArcGIS

  • Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Create rich applications and stunning visualisations of your data, leveraging the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usability of Google Maps and a modern web platform that scales as you grow. ...

  • Tableau

    Tableau

    Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click. ...

  • Mapbox

    Mapbox

    We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub. ...

  • Power BI

    Power BI

    It aims to provide interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end users to create their own reports and dashboards. ...

  • Leaflet

    Leaflet

    Leaflet is an open source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin of MapBox with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 30 KB of gzipped JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps. ...

  • OpenStreetMap

    OpenStreetMap

    OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world. ...

  • OpenLayers

    OpenLayers

    An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages. ...

  • Java Persistence API

    Java Persistence API

    It is a Java application programming interface specification that describes the management of relational data in applications using Java Platform, Standard Edition and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition.It provides a POJO persistence model for object-relational mapping. ...

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Google Maps

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PROS OF GOOGLE MAPS
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    Google Earth
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    Unique
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    Custom maps designing
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    Google Attributions and logo
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    Only map allowed alongside google place autocomplete

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Tableau

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Tableau helps people see and understand data.
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PROS OF TABLEAU
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    Mapbox

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    Design and publish beautiful maps
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    PROS OF MAPBOX
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      Best mapping service outside of Google Maps
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      OpenStreetMap
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      Beautifully vectorable
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      Fluid user experience
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      Extensible
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      3D Layers
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      Great customer support
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      Custom themes
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      Power BI

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      Empower team members to discover insights hidden in your data
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        Leaflet

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        PROS OF LEAFLET
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          Strong community
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          OpenStreetMap
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          Easy API
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          Choice of map providers
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          Alternative to Google Maps
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          OpenStreetMap

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          PROS OF OPENSTREETMAP
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            I use OpenStreetMap because that has a strong community. It takes some time to catch up with Google Maps, but OpenStreetMap will become great solution.

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            OpenLayers

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            A high-performance, feature-packed library for all your mapping needs
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            PROS OF OPENLAYERS
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              Incredibly comprehensive, excellent support
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              Low Level API
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              Choice of map providers
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              Extensible
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              Strong community
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              Java Persistence API

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