CARTO vs Leaflet vs Mapbox




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What is CARTO?

The CARTO platform empowers everyone, from business analysts to data scientists, to turn location data into business outcomes. We accelerate innovation, power new use cases and disrupt business models through Location Intelligence.

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.

What is Mapbox?

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

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        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.
        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.
        An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.
        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
        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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              Carto (formerly CartoDB) had strong open-source roots, and an early and active community of open-source contributors, which it nicely balanced with its business model. But about two years ago the company rebranded and essentially abandoned its open-source origins, disallowing API access, preventing map exports in non-proprietary formats, and not providing backward compatibility.

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              How developers use CARTO, Leaflet, and Mapbox
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              Mark Walle uses LeafletLeaflet

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

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              Thibault Maekelbergh uses MapboxMapbox

              Serves a nice looking map on the detail page of the application.

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              Sail Tactics uses LeafletLeaflet

              Mapping frontend

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              Solcast uses LeafletLeaflet

              Map displays

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