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Google Maps vs MAPS.ME: What are the differences?

Developers describe Google Maps as "Build highly customisable maps with your own content and imagery". 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. On the other hand, MAPS.ME is detailed as "Offline OpenStreetMap maps for iOS/Android". MAPS.ME is an open source cross-platform offline maps application, built on top of crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap data. It was publicly released for iOS and Android.

Google Maps and MAPS.ME can be primarily classified as "Mapping APIs" tools.

Some of the features offered by Google Maps are:

  • Maps Image APIs
  • Places API
  • Web Services

On the other hand, MAPS.ME provides the following key features:

  • Totally Offline
  • WorldWide
  • Really Fast

MAPS.ME is an open source tool with 3.05K GitHub stars and 660 GitHub forks. Here's a link to MAPS.ME's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 MAPS.ME?

MAPS.ME is an open source cross-platform offline maps application, built on top of crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap data. It was publicly released for iOS and Android.
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        What are some alternatives to Google Maps and MAPS.ME?
        Mapbox
        We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.
        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.
        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.
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        How developers use Google Maps and MAPS.ME
        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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