Mapbox vs OpenStreetMap

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Mapbox vs OpenStreetMap: What are the differences?

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; OpenStreetMap: The free editable map of the whole world. 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.

Mapbox and OpenStreetMap can be categorized as "Mapping APIs" tools.

Some of the features offered by Mapbox are:

  • Develop mobile and web applications with Mapbox.js, our open-source JavaScript library.
  • 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.

On the other hand, OpenStreetMap provides the following key features:

  • Local Knowledge
  • Community Driven
  • Open Data

"Best mapping service outside of Google Maps" is the top reason why over 19 developers like Mapbox, while over 9 developers mention "Simple" as the leading cause for choosing OpenStreetMap.

According to the StackShare community, Mapbox has a broader approval, being mentioned in 83 company stacks & 28 developers stacks; compared to OpenStreetMap, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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What is Mapbox?

We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.

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.
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      Thibault Maekelbergh uses MapboxMapbox

      Serves a nice looking map on the detail page of the application.

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      Praveen Pavithran uses OpenStreetMapOpenStreetMap

      Alternative to Google Maps.

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