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What is 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.

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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      What are some alternatives to Google Maps, Leaflet, and Mapbox?
      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.
      OpenLayers
      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.
      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.
      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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      Rishikant Sharma
      Rishikant Sharma
      Google Maps
      Google Maps
      Google Places API
      Google Places API

      A huge component of our product relies on gathering public data about locations of interest. Google Places API gives us that ability in the most efficient way. Since we are primarily going to be using as google data as a source of information for our MVP, we might as well start integrating the Google Places API in our system. We have worked with Google Maps in the past and we might take some inspiration from our previous projects onto this one.

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      Avatar of Rajeshkumar T
      Rajeshkumar T uses Google MapsGoogle Maps
      • Its used for restaurant Geo location and find the nearest restaurant listing.

      • Find the customer location and delivery agent location tracking.

      • Calculate the distance between restaurant and customer location.

      Avatar of Youpooly Corp.
      Youpooly Corp. uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

      We need to integrate maps in mobile Apps and Web frontend to show where an event is taking place. Maps is best because of it's international availability and the google api with a feature to recursive search.

      Avatar of benyomin
      benyomin uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

      Location, location, location. Choropleths are hot for a reason. When dealing with geography and housing why stop at bar charts, the map really makes my data quickly comprehensible to humans.

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      papaver uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

      used the google maps api on several projects. been an avid user for quite a while. used it all around the world to navigate through public transport and through cities.

      Avatar of Srinivas Adireddi
      Srinivas Adireddi uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

      1) it's very easy to use. 2) shows satellite image, Google earth and many other features like traffic, terrain, etc. 3) Is very useful for driving etc.

      Avatar of Mark Walle
      Mark Walle uses LeafletLeaflet

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

      Avatar of Thibault Maekelbergh
      Thibault Maekelbergh uses MapboxMapbox

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

      Avatar of Sail Tactics
      Sail Tactics uses LeafletLeaflet

      Mapping frontend

      Avatar of Solcast
      Solcast uses LeafletLeaflet

      Map displays

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