Google Maps vs Mapbox vs OpenStreetMap

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Google Maps

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Mapbox

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OpenStreetMap

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Pros of Google Maps
Pros of Mapbox
Pros of OpenStreetMap
  • 250
    Free
  • 135
    Address input through maps api
  • 81
    Sharable Directions
  • 46
    Google Earth
  • 45
    Unique
  • 3
    Custom maps designing
  • 26
    Best mapping service outside of Google Maps
  • 21
    OpenStreetMap
  • 15
    Beautifully vectorable
  • 11
    Fluid user experience
  • 7
    React/ RNative integration
  • 7
    Extensible
  • 5
    3D Layers
  • 4
    Low Level API
  • 3
    Great customer support
  • 3
    Affordable
  • 3
    Custom themes
  • 2
    High data volume rendering
  • 19
    Simple
  • 15
    Free
  • 8
    Open-Source
  • 6
    Open-Data

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Cons of Google Maps
Cons of Mapbox
Cons of OpenStreetMap
  • 3
    Google Attributions and logo
  • 1
    Only map allowed alongside google place autocomplete
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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.
      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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