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ArcGIS vs OpenLayers: 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; *OpenLayers:** A high-performance, feature-packed library for all your mapping needs. An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.

ArcGIS and OpenLayers can be primarily classified as "Mapping APIs" tools.

OpenLayers is an open source tool with 5.31K GitHub stars and 1.99K GitHub forks. Here's a link to OpenLayers's open source repository on GitHub.

FlightAware, Zoron Creative Services, and ICFM AG are some of the popular companies that use OpenLayers, whereas ArcGIS is used by Scarabee Aviation Group, Zoteca, and GRFN. OpenLayers has a broader approval, being mentioned in 12 company stacks & 43 developers stacks; compared to ArcGIS, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of ArcGIS
Pros of OpenLayers
  • 7
    Reponsive
  • 4
    A lot of widgets
  • 4
    Data driven vizualisation
  • 2
    3D
  • 2
    Easy tà learn
  • 1
    Easy API
  • 14
    Flexibility
  • 10
    Maturity
  • 7
    Incredibly comprehensive, excellent support
  • 7
    Open Source
  • 4
    Choice of map providers
  • 3
    Low Level API
  • 3
    Extensible
  • 3
    Strong community

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What is 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.

What is OpenLayers?

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

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Jobs that mention ArcGIS and OpenLayers as a desired skillset
CBRE
United States of America Colorado Denver
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India Telangana Hyderabad
CBRE
United States of America California Glendale
CBRE
United States of America Pennsylvania Radnor
CBRE
United States of America Texas Houston
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What tools integrate with ArcGIS?
What tools integrate with OpenLayers?
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    What are some alternatives to ArcGIS and OpenLayers?
    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 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
    We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.
    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 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.
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