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What is 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.

Google Maps is a tool in the Mapping APIs category of a tech stack.

Who Uses Google Maps?

1923 companies use Google Maps including Lyft, Square, and Groupon.com.

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Francisco Quintero
Francisco Quintero
Tech Lead at Dev As Pros | 13 upvotes 21659 views
atDev As Pros
Trello
Slack
Keen
Bootstrap
Create React App
React
Google Maps

For Etom, a side project. We wanted to test an idea for a future and bigger project.

What Etom does is searching places. Right now, it leverages the Google Maps API. For that, we found a React component that makes this integration easy because using Google Maps API is not possible via normal API requests.

You kind of need a map to work as a proxy between the software and Google Maps API.

We hate configuration(coming from Rails world) so also decided to use Create React App because setting up a React app, with all the toys, it's a hard job.

Thanks to all the people behind Create React App it's easier to start any React application.

We also chose a module called Reactstrap which is Bootstrap UI in React components.

An important thing in this side project(and in the bigger project plan) is to measure visitor through out the app. For that we researched and found that Keen was a good choice(very good free tier limits) and also it is very simple to setup and real simple to send data to

Slack and Trello are our defaults tools to comunicate ideas and discuss topics, so, no brainer using them as well for this project.

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Sebastian G臋bski
Sebastian G臋bski
CTO at Shedul/Fresha | 3 upvotes 1501 views
atFresha Engineering
Braintree
Twilio
Mandrill
Google Maps

We make sure to implement only the functionalities that are specific to our business domain (Beauty & Wellness) & use other services for functionalities we find generic or secondary (they do not make us stand out). We've picked the most stable & popular ones we could find for such purposes: Google Maps (for salon location maps), Mandrill (sending mail notifications), Twilio (sending SMS notifications) or Braintree (for payments).

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Google Maps
OpenStreetMap

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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Blair Gemmer
Blair Gemmer
Chief Technology Officer at TOMIS | 2 upvotes 261 views
Google Maps

Google Maps is best because it is practically free (they give you $300 in free credits per month and it's really hard to go over the free tier unless you really mean business) and it's the best!

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Srinivas Adireddi
Srinivas Adireddi
Google Maps

1) it's very easy to use. 2) shows satellite image, Google earth and many other features like traffic, terrain, etc. 3) Is very useful for driving etc. Google Maps

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Bosse K眉llenberg
Bosse K眉llenberg
Chief Digital Officer at Youpooly Corp. | 1 upvotes 279 views
atYoupooly Corp.
Google Maps

We need to integrate maps in mobile Apps and Web frontend to show where an event is taking place. Maps is best because of it's international availability and the google api with a feature to recursive search. Google Maps

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Google Maps's Features

  • Maps Image APIs
  • Places API
  • Web Services
  • Google Earth API
  • Maps API Licensing
  • Google Maps API for Work

Google Maps's alternatives

  • Leaflet - JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps
  • Mapbox - Design and publish beautiful maps
  • OpenStreetMap - The free editable map of the whole world
  • OpenLayers - A high-performance, feature-packed library for all your mapping needs
  • CARTO - The CARTO platform empowers business analysts, data scientists and more, to turn location data into business outcomes.

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