Leaflet vs. OpenLayers vs. MapKit JS

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Description

What is 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.

What is OpenLayers?

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

What is MapKit JS?

MapKit JS brings Apple Maps to the web. This new JavaScript library lets you add interactive maps to webpages — complete with annotations, overlays, and interfaces to Apple Maps services such as Search and Directions — to enable rich interactions.

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Cons

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What are the cons of using MapKit JS?
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Companies

What companies use Leaflet?
70 companies on StackShare use Leaflet
What companies use OpenLayers?
7 companies on StackShare use OpenLayers
What companies use MapKit JS?
1 companies on StackShare use MapKit JS

What are some alternatives to Leaflet, OpenLayers, and MapKit JS?

  • Google Maps - Build highly customisable maps with your own content and imagery
  • Mapbox - Design and publish beautiful maps
  • OpenStreetMap - The free editable map of the whole world
  • CARTO - The CARTO platform empowers business analysts, data scientists and more, to turn location data into business outcomes.

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