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Google Maps vs Mapbox: What are the differences?
With a global stronghold on navigation, Google Maps enjoys a technical and overall popularity. Developed by Google, there is state of the art satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360-degree panoramic views and so much more. Mapbox, on the other hand, is also a provider of custom online maps for websites and apps. Some of the successes of Mapbox include Foursquare, Lonely Planet, Facebook, the Financial Times, the weather channel and so many more. Mapbox is an open source platform for custom designed maps. The APIs and SDKs being the building blocks to integrate location into any mobile or web app. Mapbox is lesser expensive and is highly customizable.
I would like to input a spreadsheet with names and associated addresses into a map program to; pinpoint all of the locations on a map. How can I do that? On which map? Are there field size limitations? All help would be appreciated.
There is a subdivision that is about one(1) mile by 3/4 mile in size. Is there a map program that would create the most efficient way to drive all of the streets in the subdivision without a lot of doubling back?
You could use a low-code platform to read the spreadsheet and use them as input for the pin pointing. The most expert provider would HERE or TomTom for the best routing algoritmes. Input parameters would be dependent on the chosen provider.
I see your stack is mostly Google and I am not familiar with that. But we have implemented this through the M365 Teams/SharePoint, Excell, MS PowerPlatform, our WMS and Azure.
From a StackShare Community member: "We're a team of two starting to write a mobile app. The app will heavily rely on maps and this is where my partner and I are not seeing eye-to-eye. I would like to go with an open source solution like OpenStreetMap that is used by Apple & Foursquare. He would like to go with Google Maps since more apps use it and has better support (according to him). Mapbox is also an option but I don’t know much about it."
Google Maps is best because it is practically free (they give you $300 in free credits per month and it's really hard to go over the free tier unless you really mean business) and it's the best!
I use Mapbox because We need 3D maps and navigation, it has a great plugin for React and React Native which we use. Also the Mapbox Geocoder is great.
I use OpenStreetMap because that has a strong community. It takes some time to catch up with Google Maps, but OpenStreetMap will become great solution.
I use Google Maps because it has a lot of great features such as Google's rich APIs, geolocation functions, navigation search feature, street map view, auto-generated 3D city map.
Its open source and we use it.
I use OpenStreetMap because i have the control of the environment, using Docker containers or bare-metal servers.
Pros of Google Maps
- Address input through maps api136
- Sharable Directions81
- Google Earth47
- Custom maps designing3
Pros of Mapbox
- Best mapping service outside of Google Maps28
- Beautifully vectorable15
- Fluid user experience11
- React/ RNative integration7
- 3D Layers5
- Low Level API4
- Great customer support3
- Custom themes3
- High data volume rendering2
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Cons of Google Maps
- Google Attributions and logo4
- Only map allowed alongside google place autocomplete1