Leaflet vs Mapbox: What are the differences?
What is Mapbox? Design and publish beautiful maps. We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.
Leaflet and Mapbox belong to "Mapping APIs" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Leaflet are:
- Tile layers
- Drag panning with inertia
- Scroll wheel zoom
On the other hand, Mapbox provides the following key features:
- Build native applications on iOS with the Mapbox iOS SDK or on iOS and OS X with MBXMapKit.
- Build native applications for Android. Use Mapbox, OpenStreetMap, and other tile sources in your app, as well as overlays like GeoJSON data and interactive tooltips.
"Light weight" is the primary reason why developers consider Leaflet over the competitors, whereas "Best mapping service outside of Google Maps" was stated as the key factor in picking Mapbox.
Leaflet is an open source tool with 25.2K GitHub stars and 4.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Leaflet's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Mapbox has a broader approval, being mentioned in 83 company stacks & 28 developers stacks; compared to Leaflet, which is listed in 75 company stacks and 36 developer stacks.
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