CARTO vs Mapbox vs OpenStreetMap

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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 Mapbox?

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

What is 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.
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          What are some alternatives to CARTO, Mapbox, and OpenStreetMap?
          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.
          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.
          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.
          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.
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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.

          If you're a developer, stay away from CARTO.

          How developers use CARTO, Mapbox, and OpenStreetMap
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          Thibault Maekelbergh uses MapboxMapbox

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

          Avatar of Praveen Pavithran
          Praveen Pavithran uses OpenStreetMapOpenStreetMap

          Alternative to Google Maps.

          Avatar of Massimo Floris
          Massimo Floris uses OpenStreetMapOpenStreetMap

          Base background map

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