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JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps
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What is 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.
Leaflet is a tool in the Mapping APIs category of a tech stack.
Leaflet is an open source tool with 25.7K GitHub stars and 4.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Leaflet's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Leaflet?

Companies
608 companies reportedly use Leaflet in their tech stacks, including Foursquare, NationBuilder, and Sherpa.

Developers
252 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Leaflet.

Leaflet Integrations

Why developers like Leaflet?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Leaflet
Leaflet Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Leaflet in their tech stack.

Leaflet
Leaflet

Renders the full page map, using the area components provided as GeoJSON objects via the RDS PostGIS instance. Leaflet

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OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap
Mapbox
Mapbox
Leaflet
Leaflet
Android OS
Android OS

Which will give a better map (better view, markers options, info window) in an Android OS app?

Leaflet with Mapbox or Leaflet with OpenStreetMap?

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Leaflet's Features

  • Tile layers
  • Drag panning with inertia
  • Scroll wheel zoom
  • Multi-touch zoom
  • Zoom animation
  • Hardware acceleration on iOS
  • Smart polyline/polygon rendering

Leaflet Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Leaflet?
OpenLayers
An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.
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.
Mapbox
We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.
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.
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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Leaflet's Stats

Leaflet's Followers
300 developers follow Leaflet to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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