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Alternatives to OpenLayers

Leaflet, Google Maps, Mapbox, OpenStreetMap, and Cesium are the most popular alternatives and competitors to OpenLayers.
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What is OpenLayers and what are its top alternatives?

An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.
OpenLayers is a tool in the Mapping APIs category of a tech stack.
OpenLayers is an open source tool with 8.1K GitHub stars and 2.5K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to OpenLayers's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to OpenLayers

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Mapbox

    Mapbox

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

  • OpenStreetMap

    OpenStreetMap

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

  • Cesium

    Cesium

    it is used to create the leading web-based globe and map for visualizing dynamic data. We strive for the best possible performance, precision, visual quality, ease of use, platform support, and content. ...

  • ArcGIS

    ArcGIS

    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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Google Places API

    Google Places API

    You can provide users data on location names, addresses, ratings, reviews, contact information, and atmosphere. Local guides and users submit tens of millions of updates every day, so you can count on accurate, reliable information. ...

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Leaflet

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JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps
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PROS OF LEAFLET
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    Light weight
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    Evolutive via plugins
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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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    Google Maps logo

    Google Maps

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    Build highly customisable maps with your own content and imagery
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    PROS OF GOOGLE MAPS
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      Address input through maps api
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      Sharable Directions
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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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    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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    Mapbox logo

    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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      React/ RNative integration
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      3D Layers
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      Low Level API
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      Great customer support
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      Affordable
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      Custom themes
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      High data volume rendering
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      OpenStreetMap

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      PROS OF OPENSTREETMAP
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        Simple
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        Open-Source
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        Open-Data
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        Google Maps

        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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        Cesium

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        A javascript library to build 3D globes and 2D maps
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            ArcGIS

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            A geographic information system for working with maps
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            PROS OF ARCGIS
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              Reponsive
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              Data driven vizualisation
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              A lot of widgets
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              3D
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              Easy t脿 learn
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              Easy API
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              Java Persistence API

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              A Java application programming interface specification
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                  Google Places API

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                  Help users discover the world with rich details for points of interest
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                  PROS OF GOOGLE PLACES API
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                      A huge component of our product relies on gathering public data about locations of interest. Google Places API gives us that ability in the most efficient way. Since we are primarily going to be using as google data as a source of information for our MVP, we might as well start integrating the Google Places API in our system. We have worked with Google Maps in the past and we might take some inspiration from our previous projects onto this one.

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