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ArcGIS vs Mapbox: What are the differences?

ArcGIS: A geographic information system for working with maps *. 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; *Mapbox:** Design and publish beautiful maps. We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.

ArcGIS and Mapbox can be categorized as "Mapping APIs" tools.

Instacart, OpenGov, and Postmates are some of the popular companies that use Mapbox, whereas ArcGIS is used by Scarabee Aviation Group, Zoteca, and GRFN. Mapbox has a broader approval, being mentioned in 107 company stacks & 154 developers stacks; compared to ArcGIS, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Advice on ArcGIS and Mapbox

From a StackShare Community member: "We're a team of two starting to write a mobile app. The app will heavily rely on maps and this is where my partner and I are not seeing eye-to-eye. I would like to go with an open source solution like OpenStreetMap that is used by Apple & Foursquare. He would like to go with Google Maps since more apps use it and has better support (according to him). Mapbox is also an option but I don’t know much about it."

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Blair Gemmer
Software Engineer at VYNYL · | 2 upvotes · 93.7K views
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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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I use Mapbox because We need 3D maps and navigation, it has a great plugin for React and React Native which we use. Also the Mapbox Geocoder is great.

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OpenStreetMapOpenStreetMap

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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Fabio Fraga Machado
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I use OpenStreetMap because i have the control of the environment, using Docker containers or bare-metal servers.

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Shuuji TAKAHASHI
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I use Google Maps because it has a lot of great features such as Google's rich APIs, geolocation functions, navigation search feature, street map view, auto-generated 3D city map.

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Its open source and we use it.

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Pros of ArcGIS
Pros of Mapbox
  • 5
    Reponsive
  • 4
    A lot of widgets
  • 4
    Data driven vizualisation
  • 2
    3D
  • 2
    Easy tà learn
  • 1
    Easy API
  • 27
    Best mapping service outside of Google Maps
  • 21
    OpenStreetMap
  • 15
    Beautifully vectorable
  • 11
    Fluid user experience
  • 7
    Extensible
  • 7
    React/ RNative integration
  • 5
    3D Layers
  • 4
    Affordable
  • 4
    Low Level API
  • 3
    Great customer support
  • 3
    Custom themes
  • 2
    High data volume rendering

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