Google Maps vs Pathfinder: 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, Pathfinder is detailed as "Routing as a service". Pathfinder is a new real-time routing service in public beta. Pathfinder calculates routes for transportation services. These routes are updated in real time as users make transportation or delivery requests. Through our SDKs, applications can subscribe to routes as they change in response to user requests.
Google Maps and Pathfinder belong to "Mapping APIs" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Google Maps are:
- Maps Image APIs
- Places API
- Web Services
On the other hand, Pathfinder provides the following key features:
- Real-time updates
- Cluster separation
- Route configuration