Google Maps vs Mapbox vs OpenStreetMap

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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 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.
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      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.
      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.
      CARTO
      The CARTO platform empowers everyone, from business analysts to data scientists, to turn location data into business outcomes. We accelerate innovation, power new use cases and disrupt business models through Location Intelligence.
      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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      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.

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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.

      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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      Praveen Pavithran uses OpenStreetMapOpenStreetMap

      Alternative to Google Maps.

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      Massimo Floris uses OpenStreetMapOpenStreetMap

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