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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.

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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 Mapbox?

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

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    Thibault Maekelbergh uses MapboxMapbox

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

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