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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.

What is OpenLayers?

An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.
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        What are some alternatives to Google Maps, Mapbox, and OpenLayers?
        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.
        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.
        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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        Decisions about Google Maps, Mapbox, and OpenLayers
        Rishikant Sharma
        Rishikant Sharma
        Google Places API
        Google Places API
        Google Maps
        Google Maps

        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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        Reviews of Google Maps, Mapbox, and OpenLayers
        Review ofOpenLayersOpenLayers

        The folks behind the maintenance of this library and their dedication to it really pay off. The wealth of comprehensive and up to date documented examples and It allows a singular developer to implement full-featured enterprise-worthy GIS solutions in a short amount of time that stand up to the product heavyweights in the GIS industry. Their ongoing integration with CesiumJS is also noteworthy, and though it takes some time to get immersed in the openlayers development process (the teams continual presence on stack overflow and github is appreciated), the truth is that the waters are shallow though they are wide. Leaflet has it's pros, but the lack of unity among the plugins is an issue for some applications, but Openlayers really does stand alone when it comes to delivering a fully-functional GIS solution application that gets out of your way when you need it to.

        How developers use Google Maps, Mapbox, and OpenLayers
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        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.

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        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.

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        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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        Massimo Floris uses OpenLayersOpenLayers

        Map interactions, and visualization

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