Google Maps vs. OpenStreetMap vs. OpenLayers

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Description

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 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.

What is OpenLayers?

An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.

Pros

Why do developers choose Google Maps?
Why do you like Google Maps?

Why do developers choose OpenStreetMap?
Why do you like OpenStreetMap?

Why do developers choose OpenLayers?
Why do you like OpenLayers?

Cons

What are the cons of using Google Maps?
Downsides of Google Maps?

What are the cons of using OpenStreetMap?
No Cons submitted yet for OpenStreetMap
Downsides of OpenStreetMap?

What are the cons of using OpenLayers?
No Cons submitted yet for OpenLayers
Downsides of OpenLayers?

Companies

What companies use Google Maps?
1771 companies on StackShare use Google Maps
What companies use OpenStreetMap?
30 companies on StackShare use OpenStreetMap
What companies use OpenLayers?
7 companies on StackShare use OpenLayers

Integrations

What tools integrate with Google Maps?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Maps
What tools integrate with OpenStreetMap?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with OpenStreetMap
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, and OpenLayers?

  • Leaflet - JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps
  • Mapbox - Design and publish beautiful maps
  • CARTO - The CARTO platform empowers business analysts, data scientists and more, to turn location data into business outcomes.
  • MAPS.ME - Offline OpenStreetMap maps for iOS/Android

See all alternatives to Google Maps

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