Google Maps vs Leaflet: What are the differences?
Google Maps and Leaflet can be categorized as "Mapping APIs" tools.
Some of the features offered by Google Maps are:
- Maps Image APIs
- Places API
- Web Services
On the other hand, Leaflet provides the following key features:
- Tile layers
- Drag panning with inertia
- Scroll wheel zoom
"Free" is the top reason why over 239 developers like Google Maps, while over 22 developers mention "Light weight" as the leading cause for choosing Leaflet.
Leaflet is an open source tool with 25.1K GitHub stars and 4.09K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Leaflet's open source repository on GitHub.
Lyft, PedidosYa, and Movielala are some of the popular companies that use Google Maps, whereas Leaflet is used by Foursquare, DNT, and Arabiaweather Inc.. Google Maps has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1964 company stacks & 1074 developers stacks; compared to Leaflet, which is listed in 73 company stacks and 35 developer stacks.
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